Nigeria counts cost of saving English

In a country of more than 250 ethnic groups, English is both a lingua franca and the official language of government and increasingly used in business and middle class homes. But it is widely believed that standards in English, as well other subjects, are falling at all levels of the Nigerian education system, because of underfunding of the system. This has led to more interest in private schools that use English as the medium of instruction and also to work by NGOs and the British Council to try to redevelop state English language education. Read the whole article….

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