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A call to put local languages back in education in Nigeria

1 May 2013

English is used as the official language of Nigeria to tie together communication among the ethnic groups who speak hundreds of languages (522 living languages by Ethnologue’s count).

Victoria Ipe of Ajayi Crowther University has written a letter to the Nigerian Tribune calling for local languages to be used in schools so the children are familiar with their local culture. Read the letter at “The neglect of our indigenous languages.”