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Written by Lucky Oji
The Urhobo Studies Association, Delta State University Abraka will on 25 and 26,
November, 2008 hold a workshop on, Developing the Urhobo Language to Cope with Modern Realities.
This was made known through a statement signed by Dr. (Mrs.) Rose Oro Aziza,
Convener and Mr. Moses Darah, Secretary, Organising Committee and made available to newsmen in Warri recently.
The event which will hold at the Pre-degree Auditorium, Campus III of Delta
State University, Abraka would create a forum where writers, teachers at all
levels of education and translators can come together and examine the writing
system of the Urhobo language and devise a uniform writing pattern; and also to
create an avenue for examining strategies for vocabulary development to enable
Urhobo cope well as a language of education at all levels— pre-primary to
While soliciting for financial support from well meaning Urhobo natives to
enable them organise a successful workshop, the statement further revealed that
speakers from various universities in the world which includes Prof. Tanure
Ojaide, University of North Carolina , Prof. M. Y. Nabofa, Niger Delta
University, Prof. Shirley Ifode, University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Imelda Udoh,
University of Uyo, Dr. C. Ohire-Aniche, University of Lagos, Dr. Ismaila
Junaidu, Director, National Language Centre, NERDC, Abuja and Dr. Deborah
Onoyovwi, College of Education, Warri will be in attendance.
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