The Adequacy of African Language in Dispensing Modern Technological Cultures

By Solomon Olanrewaju Makinde.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The best language for educating any child is that in which he or she has the highest linguistic resources to communicate effectively. The language is none other than the child’s mother tongue. The developed countries are educating their children in the local languages hence they are able to make appreciable advancement in science and technology. In this paper, it is believed that no language is superior to another from the linguistic perspective. Developed African languages have the required vocabulary to transmit science and technology. The role of African languages in transmitting science and technology is adequately explored in this paper.

Keywords: African Languages, Mother-Tongue, Modern Technology, Science and Technology, African Culture

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp.199-204. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 491.461KB).

Dr. Solomon Olanrewaju Makinde

Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum Studies (Language Unit), Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria

I was born in August,1960. I had my B.A.(Hons) Education (Yoruba Language & Literature) in Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, in 1989. I had my M.Ed (Language Education) in 1991 and Ph.D (Language Education)in 2004, in the University of Ibadan. I am currently a Lecturer I in Lagos State University, Lagos, Nigeria with specialisation in Language Education, Curriculum and Instruction. I am also the Assistant Director (Academics) in charge of Badagry Campus of Lagos State University.

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