Benue begins translation of science textbooks into indigenous languages

Books [Photo credit:]
Books [Photo credit:]

The Benue State Universal Basic Education Board has started translating science textbooks into Tiv dialect for easy learning and sustenance of indigenous languages.

The Executive Chairman of the board, Philip Tachin, made this known on Wednesday while declaring open a two-week teacher professional development workshop.

The workshop had the theme: “Strengthening Mathematics and Science Education (SMASE)’’.

Mr. Tachin said the board was also exploring ways to translate the textbooks into Idoma and Igede dialects.

He said the aim was also to encourage more students in the state to read science courses.

Mr. Tachin said the workshop was in line with the state government’s education programmes.

The chairman urged the participants to take advantage of the workshop to develop themselves.

He expressed gratitude to the Federal Ministry of Education, National Teachers Institute and the Universal Basic Education Commission for making the workshop possible.

The representative of the ministry, Salisu Muhammad, said that 200 teachers would participate in the workshop while 1,000 others would take part at the zonal level.

He commended Mr. Tachin for the translation initiative.

The representative of National Teachers Institute, Abubakar Ibrahim, also hailed the translation initiative.

He called on teachers to place premium on the knowledge impartation.

A mathematics teacher, Bartholomew Atsar, and a elementary science teacher, Victoria Agbatse, promised to apply the knowledge they would acquire.

They expressed gratitude to the relevant authorities for the training.


Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility


Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required


Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: This space is available for a Text_Ad.. Call Willie on +2347088095401 for more information

All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.