The Lagos State Government has commenced the training of 400 teachers of French Language to further improve the teaching and learning of the language in the state public schools.
The Permanent Secretary of Lagos Ministry of Education, Mrs Adebunmi Adekanye, said at the programme is made to introduce Media Education of French Language in Public Schools in Lagos.
She said that it was part of the state government’s effort to raise the standard of education.
Mrs Adekanye said that the state’s Multilingual Centre was recently certified to function as an International Language Resource Centre due to the professional recommendation of the Embassy of France.
She said the centre has been certified as an international Trainer in French Language at the instance of TV5 World Service, a multimedia platform for the teaching and learning of French Language at the University of Nantes, France.
The Director, International Language Resource Centre, Mrs Oluyinka Bello, said that there was need to understand the language of the nation’s neighboring countries for easy communication and ties.
According to her, learning the language can be a great asset to us as a state and as a nation.