Academic Leadership: The Online Journal (2003-2012)


Ruth Adebile


The goals and overall philosophy of education in any nation is the pre-requisite to the formation of language policy and planning for education. Language generally is always a crucial phenomenon and it becomes more crucial and controversial when it has to do with formulation of policies in education (Dada, 2005) part of the reason for this is simply because most of the language problems in many African countries are colonial legacies. The language problem is even volatile in some African countries like Cameroon and Nigeria. As it is going to be expanciated in this write-up, both Cameroon and Nigeria are linguistically fragmented countries. This has affected the language policy and planning for the education of the two African countries (Oyetade, 1995).


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