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A State In Northern Nigeria Adopts Hausa Language As Schools Teaching Language

A State In Northern Nigeria Adopts Hausa Language As Schools Teaching Language

Yobe State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has said that the state has adopted Hausa language as medium for teaching pupils in primary schools.
Daily Trust reports that SUBEB Chairman in Yobe, Goni Ibrahim, disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi at Master Trainers workshop for teachers organized by the board in collaboration with World Bank and Northern Education Initiative (NEI Plus).
Ibrahim, represented by Sama’ila Machina, the Director Social Mobilization of the board, said that the idea of adopting Hausa language as medium of teaching is aim at enhancing learning through the use of mother’s tongue.
He explained that the new initiative of using mother tongue is designed to make learning easy for children especially pupils in primary 1 and 3, adding that the scheme is meant to eradicate illiteracy in the state. On his part, the Focal Officer of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) program for Yobe state, Sama’ila Machina revealed that the use of the mother tongue in schools tagged ‘Early Grade Reading’ targets 81, 116 pupils and will commence in the 2019/2020 academic session in the state. He explained that BESDA is a World Bank supported program designed to assist out of school children like Almajiris and the girl child to acquire modern education in 17 northern states including Yobe state

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