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Group holds workshop to develop Urhobo language
Written by
Emma Amaize

This was made known through a statement signed by Dr. (Mrs.) Rose Oro Aziza, Convener and Mr. Moses Darah, Secretary, Organizing Committee and made available to newsmen in Warri recently.

The event which held at the Pre-degree Auditorium, Campus III of Delta State University, Abraka  createg a forum where writers, teachers at all levels of education and translators came together and examined 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 levelsó pre-primary to tertiary levels.

While soliciting for financial support from well meaning Urhobo natives to enable them organize 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 were in attendance.