[lg policy] bibitem: The Effect of Language Policy on the Teaching of Hausa

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 30 15:26:55 UTC 2012

The Effect of Language Policy on the Teaching of Hausa
Samuel Agada Obute


Issues relating to language in Nigeria have been politicized to the
extent that the educational sector is finding it extremely difficult
to work towards the realization of the objectives of the national
language policy. In several quarters, there have been outright
demonstrations of psychological dissatisfaction with the language
formula and criticisms of various kinds about the inadequacy of the
policy. This study examines, through the teaching of Hausa, the extent
to which the objectives of the national language policy have been
realized. Three hundred male and female students drawn from six
selected secondary schools within the Calabar Municipality constituted
the subjects of the study. Using appropriate test statistics, the
responses of those students who study Hausa were compared with the
responses of those students who do not study Hausa. The findings show
that the current national language policy in Nigeria has outlined its
usefulness. A viable national language policy is recommended.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(1), 130-141, 2011

Full Text:

Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research.   ISSN: 1813-2227


[comment:  "outlined" = "outlived"?  (hs)]

N.b.: Listing on the lgpolicy-list is merely intended as a service to
its members
and implies neither approval, confirmation nor agreement by the owner
or sponsor of the list as to the veracity of a message's contents.
Members who disagree with a message are encouraged to post a rebuttal,
and to write directly to the original sender of any offensive message.
 A copy of this may be forwarded to this list as well.  (H. Schiffman,

For more information about the lgpolicy-list, go to
This message came to you by way of the lgpolicy-list mailing list
lgpolicy-list at groups.sas.upenn.edu
To manage your subscription unsubscribe, or arrange digest format: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

More information about the Lgpolicy-list mailing list