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FG explains proscribing Arabic, other languages in NDA
Written by Misbahu Bashir
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 05:00
The Federal Government yesterday offered rationale on the decision to cancel the department of languages in the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Minister of Defence Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed said cadets will not be allowed to study languages including Arabic and French in the Academy henceforth. He said the recruitment of linguistic experts will be done by the military through short service courses like some other specialists.
He said the defence ministry and the entire military are being transformed to ensure service delivery and to meet contemporary security challenges. He said the terms and conditions of service in the military were adhered to strictly and until government approves changes there won’t be modification.
He said frequent reports of the activities of Boko Haram sect including attacks by the mass media are discouraging and asked media organizations to avoid prejudice. He said the military joint task force in Jos has restored normalcy there and prevented clashed in the adjoining areas.
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