The NARC Languages Programme was introduced for the realisation of the NA Language Policy. Personnel are expected to be proficient in all the 3 indigenous languages (Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa) in Nigeria and other foreign languages that are necessary to enhance their operational efficiency and capabilities, both locally and internationally.
- To support the realisation of the Nigerian Army Language Policy.
- To overcome language barriers faced by troops deployed in military operations.
- To assist personnel to achieve proficiency in Nigerian Indigenous languages asides their mother tongues.
- To assist personnel in fostering peace and unity by breaking language barriers.
- To place personnel at a vantage position to better understand the Nigerian people, culture and tradition.
- To foster synergy which will enhance intelligence gathering and confidence building.
- To enhance civil-military relationship.
The NARC Language Programme is delivered using lecture methods and combination of approaches such as presentations, photo stories, video clips, radio audio and small group work as well as practical outdoor exercises outside the lecture halls. This combination is to accelerate the ability to speak, read and write in the languages being taught. The exercises are to give participants the opportunity to engage in real life interactions with native speakers of the languages learned in the market context.
The NARC Language Programme is scheduled for 4 hours per day for a period of one-month (4 weeks) for each language course and will be conducted quarterly. However, participants of the indigenous languages are expected to concurrently study 2 out of the 3 languages for a period of 8 weeks before graduation.
The languages taught under the aegis of the NARC Languages Programme are divided into 2; indigenous and foreign languages. The indigenous languages are Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba while the foreign languages are French, German, English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic and Swahili among others.
The content of each language course includes: Introduction, history and origin of language of study.
- Introduction to alphabets and word formation.
- Simple sentence construction.
- Numbering and time.
- Introduction of parts of speech.
- Simple instructions and command.
- Word and sentence translation.
The NARC language Programme is designed for personnel that are interested in improving their language skills and also to enhance their operational career capabilities. The main targeted audience are military and paramilitary security agencies.
The resource persons are facilitated by Laclic Services Ltd, whose responsibility is to provide the content and undertake delivery of same. The facilitators also have packaged the contents of each language into manuals/handouts and soft copy materials which are issued to participants at the inception of the course.
- N180,000.00 only per participant for 2 of the indigenous languages.
- N90,000.00 only per participant for each foreign language.