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IN IKORODU: Council boss turns school teacher

In line with the Lagos State policy for school kids across the state be taught in Yoruba language every Wednesday, the Ikorodu North LCDA has announced that senior officials of the administration led by the Chairman of the council will be reading Yoruba language to primary school children in the community.

Recall that the Lagos State Government, on March 7, 2018, declared Wednesdays Yoruba Speaking Day to ensure that all lessons in schools is taught in Yoruba language with the inclusion of Private schools and Public schools within the state.

The planned reading is scheduled to feature the Guinness World Record title holder in Longest reading Marathon, Bayode Olawunmi-Treasure, alongside other important personalities who would read to students in the 14 primary schools in the council.

According to the Local Government Chairman, Hon. Banjo Adeola Adebisi, the team would read ‘Apa Ikinni’ of the book titled “Osupa” while the celebrated Bayode would reading Apa Keji with the author of the book expected Apa Keta to the pupils.

The council boss while urging other administrators in the state to key into this lofty initiative, assured that the development is part of his administrations contribution to promoting the cultural values of the people and community.

“This is part of our contribution to the preservation of our culture and our language. It is saddening that most of us can’t even read Yoruba textbooks not to talk of speaking Yoruba fluently. This I think if sustained all through the state would go a long way to catch the younger generation young in Yoruba reading and speaking so as not to entirely lose our language,” he said.

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