Yobe adopts Hausa as language of instruction in primary schools


The Yobe State government has said it was adopting Hausa as the language of instruction in its primary education level.

The State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said this was in line with Nigeria’s education policy.

SUBEB chairman in Yobe, Goni Ibrahim, disclosed this to newsmen in Bauchi, at a workshop for teachers organized by the Board in collaboration with the World Bank and Northern Education Initiative.

Represented by the Director, Social Mobilization of the Board, Sama’ila Machina, Mr Ibrahim said the idea of adopting Hausa language as medium of teaching is aimed at enhancing learning through the use of mother tongue.

He said the new initiative of using mother tongue is designed to make learning easy for children, especially pupils in primary 1 to 3, adding that the scheme is meant to eradicate literacy in the state.

On his part, Machina who is also the Focal Officer of Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme in Yobe State said the use of the mother tongue in schools will commence in the 2019/2020 academic session in the state.

EduCeleb.com reports that BESDA is a World Bank supported programme designed to assist out-of-school children to acquire education in Nigeria.

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