Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Nigeria’s Katsina, has asked teachers in the state to teach the students in their mother tongue which is Hausa and fufulde.
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has on Thursday charged teachers of various institutions in the state to teach pupils in mother tongue.
The governor gave the charge during the launch of three books on poetry, literature in Hausa and translation of English dictionary to Hausa language written by an indigene of the state, Mande Muhammad, popularly known as Ali Kano.
Masari who was represented by the state Commissioner for Education, Professor Badamasi Lawal Charanchi observed that if children from class one to three were taught in their mother tongues, they will learn better.
According to the governor, the national policy on education was designed to teach pupils at the early stage in their mother tongues,
Masari while commending the author for writing books in Hausa, describing the effort as laudable initiative, said, the gesture will assist to ensure that the language is not adulterated or goes into extinction.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports that Masari further pledged to continue to promote Hausa language literature in order to preserve the culture and heritage of the state as a home of Hausa literary studies.