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Imperatives of Developing Arabic Language as a second Language at the Pre-Primary school Level in Nigeria

Adeyemi, K. A.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The aim of this study is to establish the relationship between Arabic Language and Literacy at the pre-primary school level in Nigeria. It focuses on how the goalof the National Policy on Education in Nigeria will be achieved through literacy in Arabic language. There are many evidences on the need to learn Arabic as a second language. Apart from being an international language, it is important for Nigerians to learn it along side English language since the two major religions in Nigeria use English and Arabic languages respectively. It will also enable Nigerian diplomats in the Arabic nations as well as Arab embassies in Nigeria to competently represent the interests of both Nigeria and the Arab world especially to correct the misconceptions between Nigeria and the Arab world in the local media. This can be carried out by training the children on how to read, write and understand Arabic language during pre-primary school period.