Call to make Indigenous language a must for tertiary study

The Bureau of Ghana Languages (BGL) has advised Ghana Education Service to include an Indigenous language as an entry requirement into tertiary education, reports This, according to the bureau, will rekindle the desire for the study of Ghanaian languages.

“As a means of rejuvenating public interest and appreciation for Indigenous languages in Ghana, we wish to recommend that entry requirements into tertiary institutions should be opened up to include one Indigenous language,” the bureau said.

The BGL made this recommendation at the 24th edition of the UNESCO International Mother Language Day Celebration under the theme “Multilingualism – A necessity to transform education” in Accra on Tuesday 21 February. The BGL pointed out that although there have been complaints about a lack of teaching and learning materials, it is best that the Ghana Education Service makes an attempt to preserve the language rather than allow them to fade into oblivion.
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