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Good news as US announces openings for Yoruba, Hausa teachers

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Barely two weeks after Joe Biden was sworn-in as the president of the United States of America, the US embassy and consulate in Nigeria has announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed.

Reports have it that the public affairs section of the US Mission Nigeria made the announcement on its website. It said the applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in US universities and colleges opened February 1 and will end on June 1.

Applications are being requested under the mission’s Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Programme (FLTA).

The mission explains that the FLTA programme is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges.

The programme also gives an opportunity for participants to refine their teaching skills, increase their English language proficiency and extend their knowledge of the cultures and customs of the United States by engaging in non-degree studies while strengthening the instruction of foreign languages at US colleges and universities.

It said that along with their studies, participants teach language courses, supervise language labs and lead language table discussion Jabari Brisport, a public school teacher in the United States, was sworn-in as the New York state senator in District 25.

It was reported that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a vocal member of the US House of Representative, shared the inspiring story of Brisport on Twitter after administering the oath of office to him.

He has spent his life working with and for his neighbours as both an activist and educator. Before becoming a member of the Senate, Brisport worked with as a public school teacher.

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