Group Advocates Use Of Mother Tongue To Teach in Schools

The use of mother tongue to teach in schools  has been identified as one of the ways of enhancing learning among students if properly used.

Commissioner for Education, Mr Kola Omotunde-Young stated this while playing host to the leadership of Egbe Akomolede ati Asa Yoruba, Osun Chapter ,who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

He said the use of mother tongue in teaching will go a long way in improving the academic performance of students as they will have deeper understanding of the subject matter.

According to Mr Young, the use of the mother tongue to teach  will help students to have a better understand, translate, internalise and implement the purpose of the subject matter.

While commending the group for their timely visit, the commissioner said the state government is already having plans to use teaching in mother tongue to compliment the huge investment of government in the education sector as means of boosting  students’ academic performance.

Also speaking, the Special  Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education, Bursary and scholarship, Professor Mrs Grace Oluyemisi Akinola advocated for a forum where parents and guardians  will be made to know  how to follow up on their children’s academic performance.

Earlier in his address, the Chairman ,Egbe Akomolede ati Asa Yoruba ,Osun  chapter, Mr Adeleye Hassan on behalf of the group congratulated the commissioner for his appointment saying that they believe in his ability to continue to move education sector forward.