DEPARTMENT OF YORUBA LANGUAGE

The Department of Yoruba was founded in 1974 to train teachers for the post-primary school system.  The Department ran the NCE programme until 1982 when it added Degree programme to the list of programme.  In 1992, the Department expanded her programme to include Hausa and Igbo thereby leading to the change in the nomenclature of the Department to Nigerian Languages.

Later in 2005, the two other units – Hausa and Igbo were spitted into two autonomous departments thereby reverting the nomenclature to Yoruba Department.

 

Objectives

The programme in Yorùbá is designed to:

1.             equip the students with basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the current and approved Yoruba orthography;

2.             teach the students the sounds, lexis and structure of Yoruba language;

3.             expose the student to the available oral and written literatures in Yoruba language;

4.             familiarize the students with the rich culture of the Yoruba people;

5.             equip the students with the principles and the techniques of teaching the Yoruba language and

6.             equip the students with the necessary techniques of updating their knowledge through research

 

Philosophy of the Department

The fundamental concern of Yoruba studies in general and Yoruba education in particular is about man and his complex nature, especially his multifaceted relationships with the world around and beyond as well as the pedagogical strategies for imparting the knowledge so gained.  It is in this context that each activity is geared towards investigating and explaining those aspects of man’s nature that particularly concern or challenge him.

 

DEPARTMENTAL PUBLICATIONS:

(i)      ZOBIAWA Journal

(ii)     Ẹ̀gin:  Jọ́nà Iṣẹ́ Akadá.  Volume 1, 2 and 3.

Books Published by Academic Staff of the Department.

Rájí, S. M., (1991):  Ìwúre Níbi Àseyẹ.  Ibadan:  Oníbọnòjé PLC

Rájí, S. M., (1991):  Ìjìnlẹ̀ ọfọ̀, Ògèdè Àti Àásán.  Ibadan:  Oníbọnòjé PLC.

Adesuyan, R.A. (2002):  Kókó Inu Ẹ̀kọ́ Mọfọ́lọ́jì Èdè Yorùbá. Ìbàdàn:  Lẹ̀kọ́ba Publishers.

Adesuyan, R.A. (2003):  Àgbéyẹ̀wò síńtààsì Èdè Yorùbá. Ìbàdàn:  Lẹ̀kọ́ba Publishers.

Ogunranti, J. I. (2006):  Àsà Ẹ̀sìn Àti ị̀se Yorùbá.  Oǹdó: Lekoba Publishers.

Ogunranti, J. I. (2006):  Ẹ̀ka Ìsẹ̀ǹbáyé Yorùbá.  Lagos: Kingson Publishers.

Akinọlá, B. (1999):   Mọfọ́lọ́jì Yorùbá.  Ondo:  Complete Computer Services.

Akinọlá, B. (2000):   Ogidi Àròkọ Àti Akàyé.  Ondo:  Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo.

Adéjùbẹ́ẹ̀, S. (2000):  Ìtúpalẹ̀ Àwọn Ẹka-èdè Yorùbá.  Ondo:  Ọbalọ́la Printing Nigeria Enterprises.

Òjó, I. F., Rájí, S. M and Oyèdèjì, C. K. (2014):  Ìlànà Àròkọ Lédè Yorùbá. Ìbàdàn.  Masterprint Publishers.

Òjó, I. F., Rájí, S. M., Adéọlá, J. O., Táíwò, A. T. and Àjùwọ̀n, S.A. (2009):  Ọ̀kan – ò – jọ̀kan Ewì Alohùn Yorùbá.  Ìbàdàn.:  Alafas Nigeria Company.

Faturoti, O. (2007):  Báwo Èdè .  Káróhunwí Publishers, Lagos.

Faturoti, O. (2008):  Bọ̀bọ́ Àlútà.  Lagos, Káróhunwí Publishers.

Fasehun, M. A. Òjó, I. ., Rájí, S.M., Fátọ́ba, J.O., and Àjùwọ̀n, S.A. (2009):  Ewì Àwíṣẹ Yorùbá:Ọfọ̀.  Ìbàdàn: Alafas Nigeria Company.

Awoláoyè, S.O. (2007):  Àkójọpọ̀ Ewì Àpilẹ̀kọ fún ẹ̀tò Ẹ̀kọ́ Tuntun.  Ìlọrin:  EMA Publications.

Awoláoyè, S.O. (2008):  Ìkọ́ni ni ìlò Èdè Yorùbá.  Òró:  Jof Production.

 

Programmes offered in the Department:  Pre-NCE

Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme

The Pre-NCE programme was introduced some years back to address the issue of law intake of students into some programmes like Yoruba Language.  At the inceptions of Pre-NCE programme.  It was introduced to prepare students to meet the requirements for admission into the NCE regular programme.  Then a certain performance level in the deficient subjects was the condition required to transit into the regular NCE programme.  But today, that has become a thing of the past.  The current reality is that no matter the level of performance of the prospective candidate at Pre-NCE level, he/she is required to sit and pass the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) entrance examinations (UTME) and obtains scores within the national minimum cut-off point before he/she could gain admission into the department of Yorùbá in the college.

 

Entry Admission Requirements into Pre-NCE:

*        A holder of SSCE/NECO with 3 credits and 2 passes including English Language in not more than two sittings.  2 of these credits must be in the relevant areas.

*              A holder of TC II with 3 credits/merits in the relevant area and some passes including English Language.

 

NCE YORUBA

Philosophy and Objectives of the Programme:  Nigeria Certificate in Education (N.C.E.) for both regular / main stream and sandwich programmes.

(a)     Philosophy:   Modern man can hardly contemplate communal life without the instrument of language.  Performance in language, especially spoken language defines personality.  For the teacher, his credibility is almost entirely anchored on his competence in communicating ideas and stimulating learning through his use of language.  Articulate and well spoken teachers almost invariably win the hearts and the respect of their students or pupils.

In relation to Nigerian languages, it is assumed that the mother-tongue of the child is closely related to the child’s total growth and development i.e. cultural, psychological, mental, etc.  Teaching and learning in the mother-tongue helps in the quicker acquisition, retention, dissemination and use of knowledge in other subjects.

Literature generally is known to be ‘language applied’.  It is known also to embody the totality of the world-view of a people – social and political formations, culture, fears, anxieties, aspirations, etc.  Studying a language without its literature is known to be a serious disservice.

(b)     Objectives

The NCE programme in Yoruba is designed to:

1.             equip the students with basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the current and approved Yoruba orthography;

2.             teach the students the sounds, lexis and structure of Yoruba language;

3.             expose the student to the available oral and written literatures in Yoruba language;

4.             familiarize the students with the rich culture of the Yoruba people;

5.             equip the students with the principles and the techniques of teaching the Yoruba language and

6.             equip the students with the necessary techniques of updating their knowledge through research.

 

Entry Admission Requirements:     Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE)

(a)     General:

(i)                   A Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), WAEC/NECO, GCE.’O’ Level with passes in 5 subjects including English Language, three of which must be at Credit level at one sitting or four credits at two sittings.  Two of the credits must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.

(ii)                 A Grade II Teachers’ Certificate (TC.II) with credit or merit in three subjects, two of which must be relevant to the course the candidate wishes to offer.

(iii)                Associate ship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad is also an acceptable qualification.

(iv)                All candidates wishing to be considered must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB now UTME.

(v)                 Successful candidates in the Pre-NCE final examinations would also be qualified for admission.

(vi)                It should be noted that some Colleges may in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests allied POST-UTME EXAMINATION and or interview for some courses.

(b)     Additional

In addition to the general admission requirements for the NCE, candidates wishing to major in Yoruba must have a credit in the language at the GCE “O” Level, SSCE, WAEC/NECO.  Candidates with Merits at the Teachers Grade II level may also be eligible.  Candidates who have passed the Pre-NCE qualifying examination may also be admitted.  Candidates with lower qualifications but who meet the normal Pre-NCE entry requirements may be admitted into Pre-NCE Yoruba L1 programme.

 

NCE COURSE COMBINATIONS

(i)                  English/Yoruba

(ii)                 French/Yoruba

(iii)                PES/Yoruba

(iv)                 SOS/Yoruba

(v)                  CRS/Yoruba

(vi)                 Igbo/Yoruba

(vii)               Hausa/Yoruba

(viii)              ECCE/Yoruba

(ix)                Islamic/Yoruba

(x)                 History/Yoruba

 

B. A. (ED) YORÙBÁ

DEGREE PROGRAMME

Philosophy of the Programme

The fundamental concern of Yoruba studies in general and Yoruba education in particular is about man and his complex nature, especially his multifaceted relationships with the world around and beyond as well as the pedagogical strategies for imparting the knowledge so gained.  It is in this context that each activity is geared towards investigating and explaining those aspects of man’s nature that particularly concern or challenge him.

 
Objectives

The undergraduate programme in Yoruba education is designed to equip the student-teacher with the analytic skill for a critical and creative knowledge of the Yoruba Language, Literature (Oral and Written), Culture and Methodology.  The student-teacher is to be exposed to the various aspects of the Yoruba language, Linguistics, Literature, Culture and Methodology with a view to helping him achieve greater competence and sophistication in his understanding and appreciation of the values inherent in those aspects.  

Thus, the programme is designed to train the student-teacher to be able to apply his knowledge for the advancement of their society and to prepare him for further studies in the discipline and/or for relevant careers (e.g. teaching, administration, public oration, etc).