Group Makes Fresh Demand From Lagos State Government
The Muslim Right Concern Organisation (MURIC) has commended the Lagos State Government for boosting the teaching of Arabic Languages in the State.
The MURIC group also urges the state government of Lagos to complete the effort with the recruitment of Arabic teachers more to ensure its effectiveness.
However, in the statement signed by Prof. Ishaq Akintola, the director was made available to Info Xclusive Media.
The statement came after the workshop organized by the State Ministry of Education for more Arabic Teachers across the six education districts of Lagos State.
The Permanent Secretary, while speaking during the opening ceremony of the workshop, said the Lagos state government had rekindled the interest of all public school students towards acquiring the Arabic Language with the introduction of teachers to new methodology and skill to make it more interested.
The workshop was held on 27th August 2020, at Multilingual International Resource Centre, Maryland Lagos State; the theme was Teaching and Learning of Arabic Languages in Lagos State School.
“The workshop organized last Thursday, 27th August 2020, for teachers of Arabic by the Lagos State Ministry of Education is quite laudable.
“It will go a long way in boosting the teaching of Arabic Language in Lagos public schools. The theme was quite apt, and it depicts LASG’s readiness to improve the teaching and learning of languages in the state.
“However, we appeal to the Ministry to complement this move by recruiting more teachers for the subject to make the workshop pragmatic, effective, and rewarding.
“There is a massive shortfall in the number of Arabic teachers vis a vis the number of public schools in the state. This has resulted in the nonavailability of Arabic teachers in many schools.
“We urge the state government to investigate the claim being made by teachers of the subject that presently 98.5% of public schools in Lagos do not have teachers of Arabic Language and that the few who were initially employed in primary and secondary schools are teaching Islamic studies.
“This trend may defeat the very purpose of the workshop and the state government’s good intention, particularly if LASG wishes to remove the language barrier in the path of the state government as it strives towards making the state a 21st-century economy.”