The Role of Translation in Literacy for Education.
Mr. J. Ka-anayo, Okeke

Education involves among others, information and enlightenment by means of whatever medium of communication: electronic media (radio, television, films and sound recording) or the print media (books, newspaper and magazines) and in whatever language (English, Hausa, lgbo. Yoruba etc.).β€˜This makes translation come into play in literature for education. A lot of materials and information are today locked up in languages that are inaccessible to a great number of Nigerians who though literate in their mother-tongues are in English, French, or other modern languages.In order to unlock this mass of information which is necessary for the education of the masses. a systematic translation into indigenous languages of education and educational books and documents will certainly go a long way in the education of many more Nigerians who are disadvantaged for being literate only in their mother-tongues. In this way, literacy in one’s mother tongue will give one equal access to knowledge, information and enlightenment as any other language will do.

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