The Commissioner for Education, Mr Kola Omotunde-Young has submitted that use of mother tongue to teach in schools has been identified as one of the ways of enhancing learning among students if properly used.
He stated this while playing host to the leadership of Egbe Akomolede ati Asa Yoruba, Osun Chapter, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He added the use of mother tongue in teaching will go a long way in improving the academic performance of students as they will have deeper understanding of the subject matter.
According to Mr Young, the use of the mother tongue to teach will help students to have a better understand, translate, internalise and implement the purpose of the subject matter.
While commending the group for their timely visit, the commissioner said the state government is already having plans to use teaching in mother tongue to compliment the huge investment of government in the education sector as means of boosting students’ academic performance.
Also speaking, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Higher Education, Bursary and scholarship, Professor Mrs Grace Oluyemisi Akinola advocated for a forum where parents and guardians will be made to know how to follow up on their children’s academic performance.
Earlier in his address, the Chairman, Egbe Akomolede ati Asa Yoruba, Osun chapter, Mr Adeleye Hassan on behalf of the group congratulated the commissioner for his appointment saying that they believe in his ability to continue to move education sector forward.