Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lagos Assembly Divided Over Introduction of Chinese Language

The Lagos State House of Assembly was yesterday divided over the proposed introduction of Chinese language in the state’s school curriculum.

The representative of Ajeromi-Ifelodun in the Assembly, Mr. Abdulbak Balogun, had drawn the attention of the House to a statement credited to Oladunjoye over the introduction of Chinese language to public schools.

Balogun said, “Why Chinese language in our public schools? If we want our children to learn Chinese language, why not in the university where they learn linguistics?” Click to continue.


Another lawmaker, Mr. Rotimi Olowo, wondered the relevance of the language to the socio-economic development of the state and the country.

He said, “Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa languages should be made compulsory instead of the Chinese language.”

However, another lawmaker, Mrs. Lola Akande, said the introduction of Chinese language was not a bad idea because China is the second largest economy in the world and also regarded as super power in terms of technology advancement.

She said, “The introduction of Chinese language would not disrupt the school curriculum, rather, it will strengthen the relationship between Nigeria and China.”

8 comments:

  1. Serzly I think its a good idea. Wish I had d opportunity ds younger generation have. Slikky

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  2. Is learning d chinese going to solve d economic n social problems in our society? Will it stop d floods or provide security? Abeg if d lawmakers hv nothing to talk abt they shld go on holiday! Chinese ko! China ni!!!

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  3. hahahahaha...i laugh in chinese. How about we teach them English first. 90% of public school students cannot speak and write in English.

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    1. happyhausabunny03 October, 2012 13:03

      Lmao! So so true!

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    2. I agree with you.

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    3. I mean,d kids in public school can't speak ANY english let alone french so y dis chinese 4 crying out loud. Who s d mumu dt first moved d motion sef. I think Nigerian govt s just clueless,1st a stupid suggestion of a 5000 naira note n now this!! Y not try teach d diff indegenous languages first sef,let a yoruba child learn igbo n hausa and vice versa,our home is not settled thks to boko haram n killings everywia teach these Children unity,let dem learn all our languages,China will not make dir Children learn Igbo cos they rili love dt dir language so why do this to our own children. Nawa o

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  4. The world these children have been born into does not need yoruba, hausa and igbo unless naija becomes a superpower over night. Let's put sentiments aside and face the reality

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    1. I tire o! By d tym ds generation grow up,interaction n international relations wld b made easy as China is really leadin in its tech sector n Nigerian economy has accepted China. If only it wld b circulated nationwide instead of just Lag. Slikky

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