|Posted by Edonaze on May 21, 2011 at 4:16 AM|
HOS stresses teaching of Edo language
BENIN CITY - The need to promote the teaching of Edo Language in schools has again been emphasised.
The Edo State Head of Service, Mr. Anthony Nosakhare Edokpayi stated this when members of the Benin Cultural Heritage Centre,(BCHC) paid him a courtesy visit.
Mr. Edokpayi expressed displeasure over the non teaching of Edo Language in schools, adding that it was not in the best interest of the present and future generations.
He pointed out that Edo Language was a school certificate subject and wondered why students were not showing interest in it.
According to the Head of Service, Edo Language can be studied up to the doctorate level like other languages with great employment opportunities. He cited the case of a former Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University who had a doctorate degree in Yoruba.
Mr. Edokpayi commended the Benin Cultural Heritage Centre for its effort to revive the cultural glory of Edo people, particularly the Edo Language, and promised to identify with the Centre.
Earlier, the President of the Benin Cultural Heritage Centre, Dr. Roland Ehigiamusoe congratulated the Head of Service on his elevation. He briefed the Head of Service about the activities of the BCHC designed to restore the cultural glory of Edo people.
Dr. Ehigiamusoe disclosed that the body had just concluded the training of the first batch of 300 Edo Language Teacher trainees to the College of Education Ekiadolor for deployment to schools in Edo South Senatorial District to address the dearth of Edo Language teachers.
He also spoke about the effort of the BCHC to construct a multi-billion naira cultural tourist complex depicting the greatness of the Benins in Arts, Culture and Tourism, and called for the support of all Edo people to actualize the project.