By Bukola Olasanmi


The Federal Government is considering a proposal whereby pupils would be taught in their mother tongue in the first three years in primary schools. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this yesterday in Abuja at a launch of the World Development Report 2018 by the World Bank Group. The minister was answering a question on teaching pupils with native language to ease learning process. This year’s Development Report  focused on Education, arguing that countries can improve on education by advancing on three key elements; assess learning, act on evidence and align actors. The Country Director, World Bank Group in Nigeria, Rachid Bennessaoud said countries must recognise that all the classroom innovations in the world is unlikely to have much impact if, because of technical and political barriers, the system as a whole does not support learning. He promised to partner Nigeria to improve on learning process in the country.