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Afenifere harps on Yoruba language in schools

By Bukola Olamona

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The Yoruba Social-Cultural group, Afenifere has renewed its call on governments in Yoruba-speaking states to encourage the teaching and usage of Yoruba language in schools.

This, they said can be done by making the language the medium for teaching basic classes and making it compulsory for students at the school certificate examination level.

In a communique, at the end of its monthly meeting last week, it said Yoruba as a Language should be given priority in all the Yoruba-speaking states.

It also urged parents and guardians to teach their children the language as well as encourage its usage as much as possible both in verbal and literary communications.

Also, given the current high cost of living in the country, Afenifere urged the Federal Government, through its various organs in charge of finance and fiscal policies, to accelerate actions that will strengthen the value of its currency, enhance productivity, reduce costs of items and services all geared towards reducing inflation and enhancing the welfare of the people.

The communique encouraged Afenifere members to be more committed to the noble ideals that the organization stands for and display Omoluabi ethos as they project Afenifere further in their respective states.

The group prayed for the success of government at all levels so that the people could enjoy a better lease of life.

The communique encouraged Afenifere members to be more committed to the noble ideals that the organization stands for.

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