Lagos Schools To Sing National Anthem In Yoruba Daily – Ambode

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has directed all public and private schools in the state to ensure students sing the national anthem in Yoruba language daily.

This was disclosed by Idiat Adebule, the deputy governor of the state during a meeting with principals and head teachers of public schools in Lagos.

Adebule said the Yoruba language would also be made a compulsory subject for students, while declaring Wednesdays as ‘Yoruba Speaking Day’ in schools across the state.

According to her, every Wednesday, all teaching and learning activities from assembly period to closing will be done in Yoruba.

“Gov. Ambode wants me to pass this message to you, that henceforth, Yoruba language be made compulsory in both private and public schools,” she said.

“The national anthem must be sung in Yoruba on a daily basis too.

“The Egbe Akomolede has done the translation and we will send the copies of the Yoruba version to your schools by Monday so you can begin to teach the students.

“I have also met with the owners of private schools and we have relayed this directive to them.

“We are also considering translating the textbooks of other subjects into Yoruba Language because I believe that when students are taught in their mother language, learning will be easy and their level of performance will improve.

“The state government is passionate about this Law, so we do not lose our language, culture and heritage.”

Adebule appealed to the school managements to cooperate with the government to ensure effective implementation of the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law.

She further stated that the ministry of education was doing an assessment to ascertain the number of Yoruba teachers that would be required to effectively teach the language in public schools.

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