Working Mums Nigeria Help to Save African Languages26/02/2016
“Working Moms, others partner to save African languages” – yes that is the headline! The momentum in people across Africa coming out and stating they want to prioritize African languages, embrace them and save them continues.
February 21 saw International Day of Mother Language and in an attempt to stop the extinction of African languages, especially in Nigeria, Working Moms Africa would be hosting a seminar at City Lodge, 2nd Roundabout Lekki on Friday, 10-2pm, February 26th.
The theme of the seminar: “Quality Education, Language(s) of Instruction and Learning Outcomes.”
Twitter users can also get involved following the hashtag #InYourMotherTongue would be it’s sub-theme and the epoch-making event will hold from 10am – 2pm.
Ikoku, who publishes the famous Working Moms Magazine revealed that 21 February this year (yesterday) marked the 17th edition of International Mother Language Day (IMLD).
“To mark the day, Working Moms Africa Magazine, a publication of The Access Media Ltd will on the 26th of February host an International Seminar tagged #InYourMothersTongue, a seminar to discuss preserving and developing our cultural heritage and spreading awareness of our mother tongues in order to encourage diversity and even inspire us to take up learning a new language.
Working Moms insists on the importance of appropriate languages of instruction, usually mother tongues, in early years of a child: formal and non-formal education must deliver quality education for all learners by taking a multilingual approach, which has great potential for achieving development goal 4 of the Agenda 2030.”
Mary Ikoku, the CEO of Working Moms Africa
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