Welcome to the Igbo Language and Cultural School of Regina.
About Igbo School
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The Igbo Language and Cultural School began operation in Regina in 2002. The school is sponsored by the Igbo Cultural Association of Saskatchewan, Inc. The primary goal of the school is to maintain and strengthen the linguistic heritage and cultural identity of the Igbo community in Regina.
The student population has increased steadily since the school opened its doors in 2002. There were 7 students when the school started. During the 2007/2008 year, there were 25 students with age range from 3 to 15 years. Classes are held every Sunday from 2:00p.m to 4:00p.m.
The students are drawn from the Igbo community in Regina. The school has volunteer instructors, who take turns to teach both the language and its cultural aspects. Qualified course instructors, who are native speakers of Igbo language, are also drawn from the Igbo community in Regina. The school is run annually between September and June. Students pay no fees. Parents drop off and pick up their children from the school.
The problem of endangered Igbo is not limited to the Igbo community in Regina. It is the same in every Igbo community everywhere. The Igbo School Online was established in September 2009. The aim was to extend our services to fellow Ndi Igbo living in communities outside of Regina. Registration has surged since its creation, and the Igbo School Online presently has students from all parts of the world: USA, Britain, Germany, Nigeria, Barbados, New Zealand, etc.