The use of home language: Quality way for students advancement in education


  • Adu David Tuffour Department of Languages Ghanaian Languages, Atebubu College of Education, Ghana


advancement, bilingual, education, home-language, instruction, medium, mother-tongue


This paper examined the advancement of quality education in line with Home Language (HL). The study confirmed that using Home language as a medium of instruction is one of the mechanisms of quality education. The investigation was conducted with five hundred (500) pupils from the basic schools in Atebubu Municipality. A purposive sampling approached was used to elicit significant information for the investigation. The results showed that Home Language bridge the gap between the home culture and the school culture. It therefore, boost the pupil's confidence in participating in the teaching and learning process. The investigation has also drawn attention to how students feel uncomfortable when a foreign language is used in the lesson delivery. One other formidable point the study established was that advanced and developed countries have used only the mother tongue (OMT) medium of instruction in their education. It was realized among other things that any quality education beholds the use of Home Language as a medium of instruction.


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Author Biography

Adu David Tuffour, Department of Languages Ghanaian Languages, Atebubu College of Education, Ghana

Adu David Tuffour holds a Bachelor of Education in Ghanaian Language (Twi), a Master of Arts in Ghanaian Language (Twi) and a Master of Philosophy in Ghanaian Language (Twi) all from the University of Education, Winneba Ghana. He is a Ghanaian Language Tutor in the Languages Department, for 19 years at the Atebubu College of Education in Ghana. His research interest is in the field of Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Phonology and Literature in Ghanaian Language. He holds to his credit seven articles in the following fields Phonology, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Cultural studies and Syntax.


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How to Cite

Tuffour, A. D. (2021). The use of home language: Quality way for students advancement in education. Nairobi Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 5(1).




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