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BRITISH COUNCIL DECRIES ENGLISH LANGUAGE FAILURE IN NIGERIA

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The British Council yesterday expressed worry that 75 five per cent of Nigerian secondary school students who wrote final year examinations in 2009 failed English Language and Mathematics.

Speaking during a special visit to the Media Trust cooperate office Abuja the Director Marketing and Communications of British Council, Nigeria, Mrs. Rabi Isma said something must be done soon to address this development.

'That is a serious issue today, with such a statistics it tells you that the problem is at crisis stage. And something must be done sooner than later, tame the tide, so that we can turn things right and get back the Nigeria we know of before,' she said.

According to her, for Nigeria to attain the vision 20: 2020 English Language must be given prominence for the strategic roles it play in global development index.

The director explained that the purpose of her team's visit to Media Trust office was to fashion ways of collarborative partnership in its projects especially in its forthcoming English Language Teaching and Learnig Conference coming up on the 30th of this month.