Importance of national language
In every nation, the national language holds a special place. No country is strong without its national language. It is through language that individuals become members of a community and this is important in the formation of national character. Through the mother tongue, the child has the first expression of himself and the world. However, in today’s modern world, foreign languages are increasingly used, especially in the school system. The use of a different and foreign language in the school system means superimposing a language of thought that is fully expressed in a foreign medium, which often poses a problem for learners.
Even today, most inherited education systems suffer from the influence of the colonial rulers on the school system and the education system as a whole. Therefore, the place of the national language in the development of national sentiment cannot be overemphasized.
Language is the system of communication used by a particular community ,where each
community or group has an original language of its own which often suits its environment and stage of cultural development.
It is through language that individuals become members of a community and this is important in building the national character.
Every education system places high emphasis on national language as a way of preserving the national identity of the country.
Existence of different linguistic groups as a challenge.
Existence of different linguistic groups places much pressure on the education system which must respond to the diverse educational needs of different groups.
Bilingual and trilingual education systems exist in countries such as Canada, Switzerland, South Africa.
In today’s world, there is an increasing use of foreign languages especially in the school system or Educational institutions. Therefore, in a national education system, special emphasis is placed on learning the national language