FRENCH AND JOB CREATION: THE NIGERIA SITUATION

Published: September, 2020

Author(s):

Molokwu Anthonia & Omilo Ifechukwude

About Author(s):

Department of Languages, School of General Studies

Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku

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Abstract

French is the official language of the country France. Countries of the world that speaks French or who have made French their official Language are also referred to as francophone countries. This paper examines the role of the francophone language in job creation. The paper equally highlighted the current unemployment situation bedevilling Nigeria as a nation, its implication for national security and economic development. The paper tries to proffer solution to implicated problems and the following suggestion though inexhaustible were recommended; stronger tie with France as a nation, attraction of foreign direct investment, educational exchange programme with France, implementation of the free trade zone policy with other Africa francophone speaking countries, security training from France as one of the world super power. If these recommendations are religiously followed, it will definitely reposition Nigeria youth as a job creator rather than job seekers and ultimately place Nigerian a vantage position among the comity of nations.

Keywords: French language, francophone countries, security, educational exchange programmes