Prof. Ihechukwu Madubuike, Director, Igbo Renaissance at the Gregory University, Uturu (GUU), Abia, said on Saturday that the university would soon introduce the Igbo language as a compulsory course in the second year.
announced this at Uturu during the 6th edition of the Igbo (Uturu) Cultural Carnival, which held at the university.
"By the next two years, the university plans to introduce the Igbo language as a compulsory subject for all students in the second year.
"Whether you are Yoruba, Hausa or Efik, you must take Igbo as a compulsory subject, in spite of your area of specialisation,'' he
described the Igbo language as the ''soul of the culture of Ndigbo,'' adding that the disappearance of the language would mean the ultimate death of the culture.