Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 9, No 1 (2019)

The Study of Russian Language in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects

Eseohe Glory Okoedion


From extant literature, it has been established that the study of Russian language in Nigeria is as old as the country’s independence when the University of Nigeria, Nsukka was established. Like some other newly introduced courses, it started as a minor but later became a full degree course. The study of Russian language in Nigeria has gone through thin and thick in the past four decades. However, there is no doubt that the language has come to stay in Nigeria as it is currently maintaining third position after English and French among foreign languages studied in Nigeria. Looking at the onward progress made in this field of study in the last fifty eight years, Russian Language in Nigeria is embedded with some obvious bottlenecks. The objective of the study is to examine the problems and prospects of studying Russian language in the modern day Nigeria. The study utilizes the methods of descriptive analysis and synthesis of the scientific literature. Lastly, requisite conclusion and policy recommendations were provided to uplift the benefits of studying Russian language in Nigeria.


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