Friday, October 20, 2017

Lagos Assembly Passes Bill Making Yoruba Language Compulsory In Schools

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill making the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state.

The bill was passed into law on Thursday after it successfully scaled through the third reading on the floor of the House.

The bill makes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory both in private and public schools in the state. It also makes it a core subject at all levels.

On Thursday, the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, ordered the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, to send a clean draft copy of the bill to the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for assent.

Meanwhile, the bill also mandates state-owned tertiary institutions in the state to incorporate the use of the language as a course unit into their General Nigeria Studies, GNS.

The bill indicates a fine of N500,000 for a corporate offender while any school in the state which fails to comply with the law faces closure and a fine of N250,000.


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    1. Is the bill written in Yoruba language? How about the language of governance? Hypocrites!!!

  2. Who Yoruba epp?

  3. And what about those that are not yorubas

    1. Let them go back home and do the same so that their Language wouldn't become extinct.

      If they don't want to go back home, they have no choice but to start to learn how to write the ngbati ngbati language.

      It is a known fact that most people can speak Yoruba, it is just that most can't write a simple sentence in Yoruba.

      This kind of law gives people in Lagos state and sooner than later, residents of all SW states, the help necessary to be able to write fully in Yoruba.

      If you live in Lagos state, and you not happy with this law, you are advised to pack your load and head back home, wherever that home is.


  4. Jobless the igbos too and the ibibios and. Effik would make theirs compulsory abi

  5. Its deir state .twll ur governor to do same so ur languague does not go into extinction