Thursday, 13 September 2012


Students in Lagos state are about to become plurilingual! The Lagos state government has said it would introduce Chinese language in public schools’ curriculum! This is to take effect as from next session. This joins the list of English language, indigenous languages and French language already being taught in the schools.

It was said that learning the language in the state’s public schools would be an opportunity for the pupils and students to speak the language and be able to adapt to the Chinese culture.
The Director of the Chinese Confucius Institute, University of Lagos, Prof. Caleb Orimoogunje, said the institution was ready to assist the state with necessary logistics to make the teaching and learning of the language easier.

I quite understand the essence of this but have we digested our own languages very well before we begin to appetize on another language...Chinese...hmmm..all the best