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Mgbakoigba: Journal of African Studies

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French language: A basic G.S course for Nnamdi Azikiwe University students

Scholastica Ezeodili, Olivia Ezeafulukwe

Abstract


French language is an international language and the official language of the four  countries that surround Nigeria. Presently in Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), apart from students majoring in French, the language is only taught as a service course to five departments irrespective of the NUC stipulation that French or Arabic be taught in our universities as one of the GS courses. The study aimed at stressing the need to include French as one of General Study courses for every undergraduate student of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU), Awka. Descriptive method was adopted for the study and data were collected from articles, internet sources and interview. The finding  indicated that some universities have adopted French as one of the GS courses. It suggested that French language be taught in UNIZIK as a GS course. The work was based on NUC benchmark minimum academic standards for undergraduate progammes in Nigerian universities (BMMAS) of 2007.


Key words: French language, General studies




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