What are the importance of English language in Nigeria?

What are the importance of English language in Nigeria?

English is the language of education in Nigeria. It is the language of instruction from upper primary education, through secondary and tertiary education in Nigeria. The state of English as a Second Language in Nigeria coupled with the numerous roles it plays, compels every Nigerian citizen to learn and to speak it.

Why English language is important in education?

English language plays an essential role in our lives as it helps in communication. It is the main language for studying any subject all over the world. English is important for students as it broadens their minds, develops emotional skills, improve the quality of life by providing job opportunities.

What is the language policy in Nigeria?

The present language policy recognises only Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo as ‘major’ languages, and so does not give equal rights to all languages. Assimilation to lingua francas has been the plight of many minority languages.

Is English compulsory in new education policy?

The NEP 2020 language policy provides fluidity to the three-language formula as there is no specific language that shall be imposed on any state.

What is the development of English language in Nigeria?

In 1882, the English language was well known by the elites and their children. It became very prestigious to do businesses with British partners, so the traders were also among those, who learned English. Through the expansion, the English language achieved the status of the official language in Nigeria.

How was English language introduced in Nigeria?

The use of the English language in Nigeria dates back to the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century when British merchants and Christian missionaries settled in the coastal towns called Badagry, near Lagos in the present day South Western Nigeria and Calabar, a town in the present day South Eastern Nigeria.

What is the benefit of English language?

Knowledge of English equips you with the tools to travel and communicate more effectively in so many parts of the world, which, in turn, allows to you to explore and travel more confidently and to learn more about the countries and cultures you visit.

What is the purpose of English for academic and professional purposes?

The English for Academic Purposes program is designed to help students develop the necessary skills required for academic success in a North American college or university. The course is intensive in nature and requires a lot of work on the students’ part.

What is a language policy in education?

At the centre of the education system is the language policy in education which dictates the language used in disseminating knowledge at varied levels. This is because local languages are inimitable benefactors to social, political and economic development of any country.

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