SOMEBODY PLEASE EXPLAIN TO ME
I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, Toronto, Sofia, Beijing, Paris, Athens, Rome, Tokyo and Kyoto.
I have been to several other cities of the West and the East.
Let me bring you something I observed from my travels:
The natives of these places don’t speak Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Twi, Zulu or any language form Africa.
They have no interest in any African language whatsoever.
They only speak their native languages.
All of them without exception use their indigenous languages as their national languages.
Only in Africa do you find people who use the languages of other people as their national languages.
In Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Congo, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana—they use the languages of other people as their lingua franca.
Why is this so?
Is that why these places are called Third World countries—because they use the languages of other people as their lingual franca?
They study chemistry, physics, history, mathematics, geography—all the subjects taught in their schools in the languages of other people.
In New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, London, Toronto, Sofia, Beijing, Paris, Athens, Rome, Tokyo and Kyoto, people study all the subjects taught in school in their own indigenous languages.
Why is it so different for Africa?
Is something wrong?
I am so confused about these things: Could somebody please educate me and help me to understand?
Why can’t we teach our children in Africa all the school subjects in the languages of Africa?
Is it that these subjects cannot be taught in African languages?