The Federal Executive Council has made Mother Tongue Instruction Compulsory in All Primary Schools.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said that that new National Language Policy making will takes immediate effect.
He said that the various mother tongues is compulsory medium of instruction from primary one to six.
He stated that it will promote the cultivation and use of all Nigerian languages.
He revealed that as of today, 29 languages have become extinct, leaving the country with 625 languages.
For this reason, he disclosed that the mother tongue will be used exclusively for the first six years of education, and then combined with the English language from Junior Secondary School.
He further explained that the mother tongue to be used in each school will be the dominant language spoken by the community where it is located.