The Standardisation of Braille Codes for Hausa, lgbo and Yoruba Languages In Nigeria
P. M. Ajuwon & K. C. Sykes
The social, political and psychological implications of both bilingualism and multilingualism are discussed, and their effects examined vis-a-vis our educational and cultural developments and advancements. The impetus created by the National Policy on Education(1977) for executing instruction at the primary level in the Nigerian images, together with the declaration of 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons’ , are seen as two major underlying factors
leading to the convening of the national workshop on standardisation of braille usage for transcribing Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba. Rationale for the codes adopted, and suggestions and guidelines for teaching them in our schools, are briefly outlined.