In discussing the world, one cannot escape from talking about the four cardinal points. These are the North, South, East and West poles. These four cardinal points define our planet called Earth.
Now discussing Education, the question to ask is: What are the four cardinal subjects? If Education is defined as the total or all round knowledge given to the learner for development and by extension, security, because education is also for security. Sincerely speaking, Education is for growth, power, security and food because an educated person will always find a way to create food.
Be that as it may, the four cardinal subjects are: Religious Knowledge, Language studies, Arithmetic and Social Studies. These subjects are complete and sufficient for any individual. In fact if schools; pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools offer only these four subjects, the leaner can never be ‘malnourished’.
It is therefore very important for parents to equip their children with language. No matter the language, French, English, Italian, Spanish etc., Language is the identity of man.