Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education
The Federal Government says it is working toward establishing French Language Clinics in the 104 Unity Schools in the country.
Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, disclosed this at the inauguration of a French Language Clinic at the Federal Government Boys College (FGBC), Apo, Abuja on Tuesday.
Represented by Prof. Anthony Anwuka, the Minister of State for Education, Adamu said the clinic at FGBC was a part of the six French Language clinics used as a pilot project.
NAN reports that other unity schools captured in the first phase of the project are; Federal Government College (FGC), Bauchi, and FGC, Warri. Others are; FGC, Enugu, FGC, Kaduna and FGC, Ikirun, Osun.
“So far, Nigeria has demonstrated the enthusiasm to foster the teaching and learning of French through our various schools both at the basic and tertiary levels. “Our main concern is the training of efficient number of French teachers within our school system.
“I note that the French Government has been rendering some level of assistance to our French Language school in Badagry.
“The Ministry is geared toward establishing French clinic outfits in 104 unity schools across the country and we started with the first six,” he said.
Anwuka said that the Federal Government was motivated by the need to make French Language the second language of business in Nigeria.
He said Nigeria was bordered with Cameroun, Niger, Chad, Benin Republic; hence the need for many Nigerians to be proficient in French Language.
In her remarks, Mrs Ann Okonkwo, the Director of Basic and Secondary, said that the decision to make French language second official Language in Nigeria was taken in 1998.
She said that equipping the French Language clinics was a collaborative effort of the Federal Government and the French Government.
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Source:: PM Newspaper