The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday, has passed the bill which makes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in schools in the state into law.
This is sequel to the bill successfully scaling through the third reading on the floor of the House.
The billmakes the teaching of Yoruba language compulsory in all schools in the state, including private and public schools, by making it as a core subject at all levels.
State-owned tertiary institutions have also been mandated by it to incorporate the use of the language as a course unit into their General Nigeria Studies (GNS).
The bill akso indicates a fine of N500,000 for a corporate offender while any shool in the state which fails to comply with the law will face s closure and a fine of N250,000.
The bill was fpassed on Thursday with the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, ordering the Clerk of the House, Mr Azeez Sanni, to send a clean draft copy of the bill to Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode for his assent.