Lagos makes Yoruba compulsory subject in public, private schools, higher institutions

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a bill to make teaching of Yoruba Language a compulsory subject in private and public schools in the state.

The bill also mandates state-owned tertiary institutions in the state to incorporate Use of Yoruba language as a course unit into their General Nigeria Studies, GNS.

After the bill scaled through third reading on Thursday,  the Speaker of the House, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the Clerk of the House, Azeez Sanni, to send a clean draft copy of the bill to the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode for assent.

The bill stipulates a fine of N500,000 for a corporate offender while any school in the state which fails to comply with the law faces closure and a fine of N250,000.

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