LANGUAGE POLICIES, NATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND SOCIAL REALITIES IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIO-CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Keywords:Nigeria, philosophy, language, policy, realities, socio-conflict
The paper is a critique of the Nigerian National philosophy/objectives on the one hand, and the political and educational language policies generated from the philosophy and objectives on the other hand. In corollary, the paper draws people's attention to the incongruence between the theory and practice of both the philosophy/objectives and the educational and political language policies. It is against this backdrop that various recommendations were made with regard to the implementation of the Nigerian National language policies embedded in the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1981 and 2004; and 1979/1999 Federal Constitution of the Republic of Nigeria so that what is actually on paper would eventually see the light of day and made practicable. In addition, implications were drawn from the analysis and discussion towards encouraging an enduring peace and unity in the multilingual- multicultural Nigeria using practical triglotic literacy approach.
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