The Lagos State Government has made it mandatory for all candidates seeking admission into tertiary institutions in Lagos to have a credit in Yoruba Language.
The law designed to preserve and promote the Yoruba language in all schools across the state became effective on Thursday, February 8, 2018.
The Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law also provides that all state-owned tertiary institutions are to incorporate the use of Yoruba Language in the General Studies (GNS) courses.
Moreover, the law also mandates both private and public primary and secondary schools in Lagos to include the teaching of Yoruba language as a core subject.
Explaining the importance of the law, the commissioner for Information and Strategy, Kehinde Bamigbetan said, ''the Yoruba language has become mandatory for all candidates seeking admission into our tertiary institutions. Yoruba will now become a major requirement to engage in normal business communication in Lagos State''.
Bamigbetan said anyone seeking admission into the Lagos State University, Lagos State Polytechnic, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State School of Nursing and Lagos State College of Health Technology, among others must have credit in the Yoruba language.