Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has renewed his call for the introduction of Yoruba language as a language of instruction and communication in schools across the South-Western part of Nigeria.
Speaking in Akure, Ondo State capital, yesterday, at the first international conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of foremost indigenous novelist, Daniel Fagunwa, the Governor said various experiments have shown that students who study in their mother tongue are better equipped than those taught in a second language.
Fayemi said promotion of Yoruba language and culture is very important in the regional integration agenda of the South-West states.
“We must admit that everyday Fagunwa’s looming image continues to challenge us as a people. His works continue to remind us that our language is complete and that the Yoruba language must not be left to rot away,” he said.