- The Nigerian government is set to establish schools around Cameroonian border
- The schools will help strengthen relationship between Nigeria and Cameroon
- The project will be facilitated by the federal Ministry of Education
The federal government has said it will begin the process of establishing bilingual schools in states along Nigeria's border with Cameroon.
Vanguard reports that the federal Ministry of Education said the schools would bridge the communication difficulties for future generation and break language barriers between Nigeria and her neighbours especially Cameroon.
The director of education support services Justina Ibe said the idea of the multilingual schools along border states was muted in a communique received from the National Boundaries Commission on the 3rd Nigeria – Cameroon Trans-Border Cooperation.
The communique tasked the federal ministry of education to facilitate the project.
Ibe said the ministry had in the past worked with some countries on French Language Development.
She added that while the national policy on education provides for multilingual study which is the learning of a child’s language of the immediate community; teachers and learners have not taken the study with desired seriousness.
The bilingual school project will be a tripartite cooperation among the federal and state governments of Nigeria.
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that a recent survey carried out in the northern region shows there are increasing numbers of schools’ enrolment figure.
The surge in enrolment has been attributed to federal and state governments efforts to ensure that no child of school age was left without education.
Ishaq Bello, the secretary of SUBEB, said 1,714,757 pupils have been enrolled into primary schools across Katsina state in 2017.
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