Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday directed that students in public and private schools in the state should sing the National Anthem in the Yoruba Language daily, to preserve and promote the Yoruba culture.
This latestest development was announced by the Deputy Governor Idiat Adebule at a meeting with principals and head teachers of public schools in Lagos.
She said that the Yoruba Language would also be made a compulsory subject for students.
Governor Ambode had signed the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Bill into Law on February 8.
Adebule also added that Wednesdays had been declared ‘Yoruba Speaking Day’ in schools, with all teaching and learning activities from assembly period to closing being done in Yoruba.
Adebule said 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.
She appealed to school managers to cooperate with the government to drive and ensure the effective implementation of the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law.ambode