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BREAKING: Imo Govt Makes Igbo Language Compulsory In Schools
The Government of Emeka Ihedioha, the executive governor of Imo State has made the teaching of Igbo Language compulsory to the state’s schools.
During the matriculation ceremony of the State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Orlu, Prof. Viola Onwuliri, the state’s Commissioner of Education disclosed this, noting that the new law will apply both to primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
SCANNEWS 24 gathered that the commissioner, who was represented by Basil Iwu, the state’s Director of Tertiary Education, charged both parents, guardians to cultivate the habit of teaching their wards, children Igbo language.
In his words: “We have resolved to make the Igbo language a compulsory subject in schools in Imo State. We believe our children need to know their roots and we can encourage that by teaching them our language which is our heritage in schools. Parents and guardians should equally teach their children and wards Igbo language at homes.”
Viola further urged the provost to make sure the Igbo language is made compulsory language at the school of nursing.