​Lagos State to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum

Lagos State to add scrabble to schools’ curriculum
Adetona Odukomaiya , Technical Director of the Lagos State Scrabble Association, on Friday said plans were underway to add scrabble to schools ’ curriculum in the state .

Odukomaiya told the News Agency of Nigeria that the association had been working closely with the State Ministry of Education to ensure its implementation .

“ We have introduced scrabble as a game in all schools in Lagos state . We are now adding scrabble to the schools ’ curriculum in the state .

“ We have coaches who go into the schools to train the students every day . Scrabble is all about English Language and introducing it will increase the vocabulary of the students .

“ It will also make them much more aware of English words and help them in their final result in English language in WAEC examinations and others.

“ It is also going to open up the students to the advantage of playing scrabble , such as getting scholarships , ’’ he said .

Odukomaiya described the state as the hub of scrabble in Nigeria , adding that the state was working hard to produce the next world champion .

He expressed hope that the Lagos Classic would be held later this year or in 2018 .

NAN reports that the state won the 2017 Asaph Zadok National Scrabble Championship .

NAN

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