A pan Igbo Organisation, the Christian Igbo Professional Network (CIPN) has founded an Igbo language school in Frankfurt, Germany, according to report released on The African Courier website.
In a press statement signed by the group’s chairman and secretary, Engr Stanley Okoli and Mr Che Chidi Chukwumerije respectively, the aim of establishing the school is to encourage Igbo children born in the Diaspora and other interest groups to learn Igbo language and promote friendship among cultures.
The Chairman of CIPN, Engr Stanley Okoli in his remark spoke about the importance of transferring the Igbo language and indeed other African languages to the next generation noting that once a people lost their language, they ceased to exist as a cultural group.
“The school is open to all children, irrespective of their country of origin, who’re interested in learning Igbo.” Mr Chukwumerije further explained.
The Igbo school was officially flagged off by the Consul General in charge of the Nigerian Consulate in Frankfurt, Mr Dayo Olu Falowo, on Saturday, January 20, 2018, was also attended by the Nigerian Community, especially, of the Igbo ethnicity.