Welcome to DEPARTMENT OF YORUBA LANGUAGE

YORUBA DEPARTMENT

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF YORUBA DEPARTMENT

A Brief History

The Department of Nigerian Languages with the Yoruba unit was established in October 1988 with the appointment of two lecturers and seven students. The pioneering staffs of the department are Mr. O.K. Omoniyi and Miss. O.O. Shada, now Mrs. O.O. Adeniyi.

The Yoruba unit metamorphosed to Department of Yoruba studies in 1992 when the 3 units (Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba) of the Department of Nigerian Languages were splited and each was made a full-fledged department.

The department offers courses in Yoruba studies to full-time and part-time NCE students. Although Yoruba L2 is yet to be offered, acculturation programme is organized annually for Yoruba L2 students from other colleges of Education in Yoruba non-speaking states.

At the time of writing, the Department has 233 full time students and eight academic staff who are specialist in Yoruba studies. The department is also equipped with artifacts and traditional materials in the mini museum.

From the inception of the department to-date the following academic staff as had served as the Head of Department.

i.                    Miss. O.O. Shada                    -           1988-1991

ii.                  Mr. O.K. Omoniyi                  -           1991-1993

iii.                Miss. O.O. Shada                    -           1993-1997

iv.                Mr. O.K. Omoniyi                  -           1997-2000

v.                  Mrs. M.A. Abimbola              -           2000-2004

vi.                Miss. O.O. Shada                    -           2004-2007

vii.              Mr. W.O. Fatokun                  -           2007-2010

viii.            Mrs. E.O. Bolarinwa               -           2010–2015

ix.                Mr. A.I. Olasebikan                -           2015 till date

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 creditability is almostentirely enclosed on his competence in communicating ideas and simulating learning through the 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 tongues of the child is closely related to the child's total growth and development. Teaching and learning in the mother-tongue helps in the quicker acquisition/ retention and dissemination and the 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’s – social, political and cultural formations. Studying a language without its literature is known to be a serious dis-service.

 

VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS

VISION STATEMENT

The Department of Yoruba   shall become   a department   of academic and professional excellence, offering leadership in the teaching of Yoruba at all levels of the nine years Basic Educational Programme with modern techniques.

MISSION STATEMENT

The department’s mission is to train competent NCE graduates in both Yoruba as a first language (L1) and as a second language (L2) (Acculturation programme), making use of modern techniques and employing up-to-date techniques and principles developed in the discipline to equip its graduates with academic competence, professional skills as well as critical minds to enable them adapt to a rapidly changing world, thereby meeting the aspirations of the Nine Year Basic Education Programme.

 

DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITIES (Schedule of Duties)

(a)   Teaching/Tutorials

(b)   Research

(c)   Community Service

FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (SPECIAL), OYO

SCHOOL OF SECONDARY EDUCATION,

(LANGUAGES PROGRAMME)

DEPARTMENT OF YORUBA

 

ILANA KOOSI YORUBA L1

 

 

APEJUWE ATI IPO

 

 

KOOSI

KOODU

ODUN KIN-IN-NI SIMESITA KIN-IN-NI

KIREDIITI

IPO

YOR 1

111

Akoto Yoruba

2

C

YOR 1

112

Ilo Ede Yoruba

2

C

YOR 1

113

Ifaara si Litireso Alohun Yoruba

2

C

YOR 1

114

Itan ati Asa Yoruba

1

E

YOR 1

115

Itumo Ede

1

E

 

 

TOTAL

6C + 1E= 7

 

 

 

ODUN KIN-NI-NI SIMESITA KEJI

 

 

YOR 1

121

Mofoloji Yoruba

2

C

YOR 1

122

Fonetiiki ati Fonoloji Yoruba

3

C

YOR 1

123

Ifaara si Litireso Apileko Yoruba

1

C

 

 

ODUN KEJI SIMESITA KIN-IN-NI

 

 

YOR 1

211

Girama Yoruba I 

2

C

YOR 1

212

Ere onise Apileko Yoruba

1

C

YOR 1

213

Ogbon Ikoni ni Yoruba I

2

C

YOR 1

214

Ogbon Isewadii ni Yoruba

1

C

YOR 1

215

Ogbon Isewadi ni Yoruba

2

C

 

 

TOTAL

6

 

 

 

ODUN KEJI SIMESITA KEJI

 

 

YOR 1

221

Girama Yoruba II

1

C

YOR 1

222

Agbeyewo Ise-Ona Litireso ati Imo Isowolo-ede

2

C

YOR 1

223

Itan Aroso Apileko Yoruba

1

C

YOR 1

224

Ogbon Ikoni ni Yoruba II

1

C

YOR 1

225

Ifikora Ise Yoruba

2

C

 

 

TOTAL

7

 

 

 

ODUN KETE SIMESITA KIN-IN-NI

 

 

EDU

311

(KOMO-N-WO-O)

6

C

 

 

ODUN KETA SIMESITA KEJI

 

 

YOR 1

321

Imo Ero ati Sayensi Yoruba

1

E

YOR 1

322

Ewi Apileko ati Awon Akewi Yoruba

2

C

YOR 1

323

Ise-Gbigbooro lori Litireso Alohun Yoruba

2

C

YOR 1

324

Igbe-Aye ati Awujo Yoruba

1

E

 

 

TOTAL

4C + 1E =5

 

 

Akiyesi-Itupale: Kirediiti 25 ni a nilo lati fi gboye jade

v  Koosi dandan-lowo-ori:                      Kirediiti           =          30

v  Koosi ono-sisa-riro:                             Kirediiti           =          02

Apapo                                     =          32

 

LOCATION

The department is located in the school of secondary Education (Languages programme) Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo. 

 

OPERATIONAL MODEL/MODALITIES

The department operates base on directive from the college through the Dean at the school level. The primary assignment of the department includes; 

·         Teaching /Tutorials

·         Conducting of examination

·         Making and giving out results

·         Projects supervision

·         Micro-Teaching Supervision

·         Teaching Practice  Supervision

·         Student’s recruitment interview

·         Lecturers engage in researches and community services

DEPARTMENT GOALS-OBJECTIVES-STRATEGIES

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF YORUBA DEPARTMENT

(i), Teaching Yoruba as a first Language (L1): In addition to the general aims and objectives of teaching Yoruba as first language (L1) at the NCE level, the following are the Goals and Objectives of the department.

a)                                equip the students with the basic Yoruba Language skills of listening/   speaking/   reading   and   writing  in  the   current   and approved orthography

b)                                expose the students in the usage of the Yoruba Language for creative writing/ communication skills and reports.

c)                               teach the students the sound, lexis and structures of the Yoruba language.

d)                               expose the students to available oral and written literatures in Yoruba Language

e)               familiarize the students with the rich culture of the Yoruba people through the study of Yoruba Literature

f)                prepare them adequately for the task of teaching the Yoruba Language of both the primary and secondary schools levels (i.e. Nine Year task programme)

g)               e quip the students with the necessary  principles and techniques of teaching and evaluating in the Yoruba Language,

h)               expose  the  students  to  the  socio-cultural  life  of  the  Yoruba language speakers i.e. By encouraging them to participate actively in socio-cultural activities,

i)                equip the students with the necessary techniques of up-dating their knowledge of and researching in the Yoruba Language.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

a)                                     A Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSC) or 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.

b)                                     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.

c)                                     Associateship Certificate in Education awarded by an approved institution in Nigeria or abroad, is also an acceptable qualification.

d)                                     All candidates wishing to be considered for admission" must enroll for and write the selection examination organized by an accredited body such as JAMB.

e)                                     It should be noted that some Colleges may in addition to all of the above, administer their own elimination tests and or interviews for some courses. This is legitimate.

 

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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, WASC or at the SSC level Candidates with merits at the Teachers' Grade II level may also be eligible.

 

 



MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION (LEADERSHIP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 



SWOT ANALYSIS

STRENGTH

HOW TO ENHANCE IT

HOW TO PROJECT IT

HOW TO USE IT ADVANTAGEOUSLY

1.      Qualified and Experienced Staff 

1.      Staff can be encouraged to upgrade themselves by going for Ph.D degree to prepare the department for degree awarding status

2.      Lecturer II, III and Assistant Lecturer can be appointed with Phd and masters Degree in Yoruba respectively.    

1.      Staff should be encouraged to attend retraining programme such as seminars, workshop and conferences with full sponsorship

2.      Provision of welfare Packages

3.      Lecturers should be sponsored to acquire 

1.      Conduct researches that can facilitate teaching and learning of Yoruba

2.      Organize workshops and seminar for teachers of the language at primary and post –primary levels

3.      The department should organize and hold acculturation programme annually for the Yoruba L2 students across the Nation 

2.      Qualified Bilingual Secretary

1.      Bilingual secretary should be employed in the Department to operate computer

2.      Computer with Yoruba Diacritic software should be procured

1.      Questions, memo and other materials can be typesetted and stored in the Computer

2.      The computer can be networked  with the ICT in the College 

1.      Bulleting, journal, textbooks production will be easier in the Department.

2.      Lecturers can also be trained to use Yoruba Diacritic Computer  

3.      Availability of office accommodations and classrooms

Office accommodations to be expanded to accommodate both academic and non-academic staff of the Department

1.      Proper maintenance of office structures and equipments

1.      Provide lecturers’ offices with computer, Television sets, Refrigerator and Air condition

2.      Provide white marker board with markers and projector in the classroom

3.      Procurement of Artifacts and traditional materials in the Museum  

4.      Unique academic programme of combining special education with Yoruba 

Cooperate with other relevant departments where students can choose their special area of interest

1.      Staff of the department to get involved in the training in the special areas by learning parts of its elementary skills

1.      Staff and students can use their experiences to facilitate the teaching of Yoruba to the disabled in their immediate and remote environments

5.      Running part-time and sandwich programme

1.      Expanding the programme to accommodate combination of  Yoruba with different subjects like Hausa, English Theatre Arts etc.

1.      Providing additional teaching infrastructure

2.      Updating the experience of the teaching personnels 

1.      Give the programme more publicity

6.      Running certificate and Diplomic programme in Yoruba studies

Expanding the programme curriculum to cater for people in the media, film and entertainment industry

1.      Approval of the proposal by the academic Board

2.      Establishment of a committee to see to its work ability 

1.      Lecture, notesand materials for the students.

2.      Conduct seminars and workshops for the participants 

7.      Running GSE courses in Yoruba studies for all NCE programe

1.      All NCE students must register and study courses in GSE Yoruba

2.      Made compulsory for NCE 1, 2, & 3 students

1.      Develop curriculum, Notes and textbooks on the subject mater

2.      Mount the courses

3.      Organize and sponsor the publication of lecture series on Yoruba courses   

1.      Students should be made to procure and read the lecture series.

2.      Examinations should be conducted and result computed for the award of NCE certificate.

8.      Introduction of staff to information and communication technology

1.      Comprehensive training in the use of ICT facilities should be given to the staff

2.      Extend training to students          

1.      Provide ICT facilities for each lecturer’s office

2.      Link each office with internet facilities  

1.      Link each office with outside internet for cross fertilization of information and ideas

9.      Availability of modern language laboratory for teaching phonetics, phonology and oral expression   

1.      Give lecturers retraining on its use

2.      Extend the training to the students  

1.      Provide technical staff for monitoring its use.

2.      Give it spontaneous maintenance

1.      Organize work shop for training of teachers of the language in the neighboring primary and post-primary educational institutions 

10.  Availability of Museum in the Department

Make annual budget for equipping and maintenance of the museum   

1.      Employ a curator to man the Museum 

2.      Procure Artifacts and traditional materials in the Museum

 

1.      The museum can be visited by primary & secondary school students at moderate changes 

2.      Artifacts and traditional materials can be hired out for money. 

11.  Availability of a mini-library in the Hod’s office

1.      Provide a separate room for the library

2.      Make annual budget for equipping the library with current relevant books and journals 

1.      Employ a personnel to man the library.

2.      Use the library for inter-library borrowing

12.   Construction of Acculturation village in the college  

1.      Provision of Land for the building

2.      Government, phlantrophists and friends of the college can be contacted for financial assistance.   

1.    Lecturers in the Department should be sent to different Acculturation centres in the country for seminars and workshop 

2.    Findings should be adapted  

1.    It can be used as tourist centre for people within and outside Oyo

2.    Give the programme more publicity

 

 

 

 


 

LIST AND ANALYSIS OF WEAKNESS

WEAKNESS

WHAT IT STOPS US FROM ACHIEVING

HOW TO ELIMINATE IT

HOW TO DISGUISE IT

1.      Non availability of Phd older among the staffers.

It may hinder the implementation of the department's proposal to run degree courses

1.    The existing lecturers should be encouraged to go for doctorate degree

2.    Phd programme should be parthy sponsord 

 

There can be exchange of staff programme with other relevant institutions

2.      Poor conditions of Services

1.      It gradually kills enthusiasm of the lecturers.

2.      It reduces their productivity capacities

1.      Conditions of services should be improved in terms rest/leave after work, provision of more incentives such as staff loans

 

1.      Office environment should be made conducive by providing necessary facilities that can make works enjoyable

3.      Inadequate funding

1.      It inhibits the smooth running of the department

1.      There should be prompt payment of imprest and responsibility allowances

1.      The department can organize consultancy services to be rendered to primary and secondary school at reasonably affordable cost

4.      In availability of adequate offices

1.      The Department is  Sharing offices with the Hausa Department. And there are no enough conveniencies in the offices

1.      More offices should  be built with provision for the  existing staff and others yet to come

 

1.      Some of the vacant classrooms can be converted into offices and be adequately equipped

5.      Limited opportunity for staff development

1.      It inhibits enhanced performances

1.  Scholarship
opportunities should
be open to all staff

2.  There should be
full sponsorship of
conferences,
workshops and
seminars

3.  Grant can be
given to any staff that
publishes a book

1.      Part sponsorship of higher degree programmes should be provided.

 

6.      Low ICT literacy among staff

1.      The staff can not avail themselves of opportunities to use ICT resources for teaching and research work

1.      Comprehensive
training on
manipulation of ICT teaching and
research resources should be given to the academic staff.

2.      Efforts should be
made to link the
department with
internet worldwide.

3.      Internet facilities
should be provided and made accessible
to all staff

1.      The department can be assisted to enjoy such services from sister institutions that have them for some time.

 

7.      Inadequate teaching and learning resources

1.      It makes teaching difficult

2.      it makes teaching and learning less effective

 

1.      Teaching and
learning resources
like textbooks, CD
ROMS, projector etc. should be provided

2.      The existing language laboratory should be made to
function

 

8.      Inadequate residential accommodation for both staff and students

1.      Reduces level of commitment and dedication to work by both lecturers and students

1.      More accommodation facilities should be provided for both staffers and students in the college in terms of staff quarters and Hostels

1.      Where students cannot all be accommodated in the
College, effective
transport service should be provided

9.      Inadequate health facilities for students

1.      It hinders effective learning

College Clinic should be fully equipped with qualified staffers and drugs

1.      The college can work out partnership with a reputable hospital

 

 

LIST AND ANALYSIS OF OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY

ASSOCIATED PROBLEM WITH ITS EXPLOITATION

STRATEGIES REQUIRED

PROBABLE DURATION

1.      Access to Internet

 

1.      Epileptic power supply

2.      Ineffective
connection of the
department with
internet.

3.      Low literacy of staff in terms of internet facilities

 

1.      Efforts should be
made to supply
uninterrupted electric
power

2.      Ensure effective
connection of the
department with
internet

3.      Ensure regular
training and
retraining of staff

For 5 Years

2.      Availability of ETF fund for both infrastructural and man power development

1.      Inadequacy of the fund to provide all services required

1.      The little fund
available should be judiciously used. A policy of setting percentage aside for each area of the development annually should be
adopted

2.      The College can
add part of its fund
to make it adequate

For 5 years

3.      Proximity to some schools and Potentiality of Rendering consultancy Services to them

Luke warm attitude of some of the proprietors and teachers of those schools to innovation and changes

1.      Serious enlightenment campaign can be embarked upon to make them realize the need for innovation and changes

For 5 years

4.      Opportunity of Giving students wide exposure through tourism, exhibition  and Acculturation Programme

1.      Poor financing of the programme

1.      The programme should be adequately funded by the College to stop students' running away from the course

 

5 years

LIST AND ANALYSIS OF THREATS

THREAT

PROBLEM (S) ASSOCIATED WITH IT

STRATEGIES FOR ELIMINATION OF MINIMIZATION

POSSIBLE DURATION OF STRATEGY

1.    Competition for students with other Tertiary training institutions 

1.    Low Enrolment

2.    Poor performance as a result of poor attitude to the course

1.    Sales of the Pre-
NCE forms to
commence early
ahead of the other
institutions.

2.    Scholarship
opportunities could
be sought for the
students.

3.    Lecturers to make
the course more
attractive through
their personality traits
and teaching

4.    Admission
requirements as
contained in the
minimum standard
should be correctly
inserted to pave way
for interesting
candidates

5.    Committee of Provosts should seek for admission requirement waivers for certain courses as applicable to their respective colleges.

5 years

2.    Poor attitude of students and people Yoruba

1.      Low enrolment

1.      Lecturers and stake holders should continue to enlighten people on the values and importance of Yoruba

2.      They should present the language as a living one even in their teaching by using the modern methods of languages teaching and learning.   

 

 

CORE COMPETENCIES AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

The Department of Yoruba is relevant in accomplishing the language in education policy of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The teaching of Yoruba Language, most especially as an L1 and L2 for acculturation is a courageous programme designed in response to the practically motivated language policy component of the National Policy on Education. The idea is that in Nigeria by teaching children in their mother tongue, it will enhance their learning ability. Also by teaching Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo to non-native speakers, we might be able to achieve trans-ethnic communication in the indigenous languages, and suppress ethnic cleavages. In short, the teaching of the language is hoped to achieve desirable National Integration and Unity.

 

FINANCIAL GOALS-OBJECTIVES-STRATEGIES

It is hoped that, the department will be able to cater for its need if it is well founded through large impress.

 

PROJECTED PHYSICAL AND OTHER NEEDS WITH JUSTIFICATION

Physical Transformation

        i.            Movement from the old school of languages to the new complex

      ii.            HOD’s Office

    iii.            Departmental Secretary Office

    iv.            Eight Offices with conveniences for lecturers

      v.            One Lecture room

    vi.            A museum   

  vii.            A Clerical staff

Other Needs With Justification

i.        Bilingual secretary

ii.      Curator for the museum

iii.    Yoruba Library

iv.    Yoruba Language Laboratory

v.      Computer with diacritic softwares

vi.    Printers, Photocopying machine

vii.  projector

 


 

PERSONNEL PROJECTIONS (Next 5 years)

Existing personnel by Categories

S/N

NAME

SEX

QUALIFICATION

POSITION

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

STATE OF ORIGIN

1.       

FATOKUN, W. Olufunmiso

M

Tr.Grade ll 1973, GCE 1978,

B.A. (Ed.) (Hons) June 1982, M.A. March 1985, Diploma in Computer 1998, Comp.

App. & Internet (2004).

Chief Lecturer

Literature

34 years

Oyo

2.       

SHADA, Olubusola

F

B.A. (HONS) 1985, M.A. 1998, PGDE 2001, Diploma in Compt. Alii. 2006

Chief Lecturer

Language

29 years

Ondo

3.       

ABIMBOLA, M.A.

F

Tr. Grade II (1980), NCE 1987, B.A. (Ed.) 1990, MED (Special Education) 1994, M.A. Yoruba 2002.

Chief Lecturer

Literature

27 years

Oyo

4.       

BOLARINWA, E. Oluwatoyin

F

WAEC 1987, NCE 1990, B.A. (Edu.) 1990, M.A. YOR. 1999, Cert, in Basic Internet Appli. & Computer Application (2004), Executive Diploma in Computer Appl. (2005).

Chief Lecturer

Literature

21 years

Delta

5.       

OLASEBIKAN, A. Idowu

M

WASC   1985,   B.A.   Yoruba (1997), M.A. (2002), PGDE 2006, certificate in Computer (2013)

Senior Lecturer

HOD

Literature

16 years

Oyo

6.       

AJELETI, C. Funmilola

F

GCE O./L 1985, B.A., (Ed.) 1990, MED. 1993, M.A. Yoruba (2002), Diploma in Computer 2006

Senior Lecturer

Literature

12 years

Osun

7.       

ATOLAGBE, A. Abiodun

F

Tr.Grade II, NCE 1992, B.A. (Ed.) 2001, Certificate in Computer Operation 1996

Lecturer I

Language

12 years

Kwara

8.       

Amusat, W.K.

M

NCE, B.A. (Ed.) Yoruba

Lecturer III

Language

6 years

Oyo


Personnel needed by categories with justification

·         3 Academic Staffs in this order:

i.        Lecturer II in language

ii.      Lecturer III in Literature

iii.    Assistant Lecturer in culture  

·         4 non Academic Staffs in this order:

i.        A bilingual secretary

ii.      A curator for the museum

iii.    A language Laboratory Technician

iv.    A clerk.

·         Student’s enrolment up to 180

 

Assumptions upon which projections were based 

It is assumed that with the projected number of staffs, students enrolment and other needs, the department would have more causes and curriculum that may expand the department to running a degree programme.

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