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FG Urged To Implement Mother Tongue Education Policy

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By: ALI RABIU

The federal government has been urged to implement the mother tongue policy of education to improve quality of teaching and learning in the country.

The Director of Monitoring and Evaluation ,Rural Electrification Agency and The Dan Iya of Ilorin Emirate, Engineer Suleiman Bolakale -Kawu made the call while speaking the 2023 Annual General meeting of Government Secondary School Ilorin old Boys held at the School premises in Ilorin,Kwara state.

He said the new national language policy for primary school approved by the immediate past administration makes mother tongue a compulsory medium of instruction from primary one to primary six.

Engineer Bolakale- Kawu explained that the implementation of the policy would prevent the mother tongue and traditional values from extinction and make teaching and learning easier.

In his address the National President of Government Secondary School Ilorin ,Old Boys ,Alhaji Mohammed Toyin-Adebayo commended the old students for their contribution towards the maintenance of the standard of the school.

Alhaji Toyin-Adebayo appealed to other old students to join hands in elevating the school to higher level.

In his remarks the Senior Principal, Government Secondary School Ilorin,Alhaji Kuranga Yero urged the state government and other wealthy individuals to assist the school in construction of perimeter fencing, renovation of hostels as well as the reconstruction of road network to make the school safe and secured.

In his paper presentation with the he theme”Continuous Judicial Interventions in the Resolution of Electoral Disputes:-A Panacea To Sustainable Democracy In Nigeria”Professor Abdulfatahi Sambo of Faculty of Law University of Ilorin, said Judicial Interventions has prevented abuse of power by the elected officials.

He said the judiciary has been able to serve as a guide to the nation’s constitution.

Professor Sambo called for the protection of the sanctity of the judiciary to enable it perform it’s constitutional role as expected.

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