Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has said the establishment of a Yoruba Academy would promote the Yoruba culture and language.
He said his administration plans to enact a law that would make it compulsory for every school, both private and public, to include the teaching of Yoruba language in their curriculum.
Aregbesola spoke in Osogbo, the state capital, on Tuesday at his administration’s one year anniversary lecture, entitled: “Reclaiming our cultural concept: Yoruba vegesimal and decimal number system in perspective,” and a book launch.
He lamented that the culture, language and values of the race have faded away.
Aregbesola said: “We will enact a law that will make it compulsory for every school, both private and public, to teach Yoruba language.
“We will take the bill to the House of Assembly latest by February next year and work towards ensuring that by March, it becomes law that every school must comply with.
“We will compel the teaching of Yoruba language in Osun, from elementary to university level.
“Also, we will establish a Yoruba academy for language, culture and tradition, where those interested in learning Yoruba will also learn our culture.”
Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, who was also at the event, said one of the constraints being faced is the scarcity of Yoruba teachers.
He reiterated the need to revive the values of the race.
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