Kwara advocates indigenous language in schools

Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

The Kwara State Government has advocated the use of indigenous language by teachers to teach pupils in public schools for better understanding of the subjects.

The State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Engineer Musa Yeketi stated this at the just concluded verification exercise conducted by the Ministry.

Early learning
According to him, the use of indigenous language by teachers to teach pupils in primary one to three would help them understand what they have been thought.

Engineer Yeketi called on “traditional rulers, parents, guardians and teachers to also enrol their children and wards in public schools for better understanding of their mother tongue at the early stage”.

He expressed delight at the performance of teachers in all the public schools visited, urging them to sustain the tempo.

The Commissioner, however, reiterated his commitment in ensuring “regular monitoring of all government owned schools across the State for effective and qualitative education to pupils and students”.

Engineer Yeketi, also reaffirmed the effort of the present administration in the State under the leadership of Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed in creating conducive learning environment.

Support
The Olofa of Offa, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Okikiola commended the team for a job well-done and promised that “the traditional council in the area would play their part towards improving the standard of education in the State”.

Also speaking, the Elerin of Erin Ile, Oba Abdulganiyu Ajibola, on behalf of the people of his community “pledged their support to Governor Ahmed led-government in his efforts to take the level of Education to greater height”.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mariam Garba advised teachers in all government owned schools that are yet to collect their original certificates, to do so before the end of this session.

Sammie Idika