Nigerians on Twitter have been reacting to the Lagos State Government Law that makes a credit in Yoruba language a compulsory requirement for admission into tertiary institutions in Lagos state.

The law according to the government is designed to preserve and promote the Yoruba language in all schools across the state.

Apart from this, 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.

The law has, however, been generating controversy as Nigerians on Twitter have started reacting to the law.

While many think the law will deprive qualified candidates of admission into higher institutions in Lagos, others praised Lagos government for the initiative.

These are some of the reactions on the social media platform.

This law according to Lagos state government became effective on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Meanwhile, the state’s Commissioner for  Information and Strategy, Kehinde  Bamigbetan has 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.

Credit: Pulse

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