Our Students Are Trained for Self-Reliance After Graduation Says Adeyemi Varsity Lecturer

A lecturer in the Department of Yoruba, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Dr. Taofiq Saa’du has revealed that the decision of the department to engage its students in practical demonstration of some aspects of their course contents was aimed at developing their creativity and preparing them for self-reliance after graduation.

Saa’du stated this on Thursday, 10 February, 2022 in the institution, now Adeyemi Federal University of Education, during the practical demonstration of some aspects of the course contents “YOR 323: Isé Gbígbòorò Lórí Lítírésò Alohùn Yorùbá.”

The course lecturer, who is a popular television presenter and master of ceremonies at events, explained that the practical was undertaken to enable students offering the course to “unlock hidden opportunities in the world of theatre, music and entertainment that could elevate them to stardom after completion of their studies.”

Giving a brief history of the course, Saa’du stated that many students of the department, who participated in past events and exhibited excellent performance, were awarded scholarships.

In addition, the Kaftan television presenter stated that some ex-students of the College who did the course had advantage while searching for jobs, as they were able to get employment in some reputable media organisations where they currently work as programme presenters and journalists.

While attributing success achieved in the teaching the course to the support received from the incumbent Head of Department of Yoruba in the institution, Dr. Ilufoye Ojo, the former Student Union president also appreciated Management of the College and other senior lecturers in his department for tutoring and offering him good advice.

In his remarks, Dr. Ojo, commended Taofiq, his ex-student, for doing the department proud and adding values to the teaching of YOR 323.

Advising the students to show more commitment to their studies, the Yoruba HOD reiterated his resolve to continue to work for the elevation of the department in teaching Yoruba language and literature.

The event featured practical display of Yoruba traditional music, where the students, divided into two groups placed under the classification “Àwon Lítírésò Alohùn Ajemó-Ayeye Gbogbo” treated the audience to beautiful renditions of Nigeria oral literature.

The first group performed Ondo traditional music “Orin Obitun”, the second group did “Igbá Títí”. Similarly, students in the second category sang “Fújì” and “Wákà” music respectfully.

Also the students, categorized under the caption “Àwon Lítírésò Alohùn Ajemésìn Ìbílè/Ajemó-ìbo,” made public presentation of “Ifá Bíbo” and “Sàngó Pípè”.

Many lecturers from the Department of Yoruba as well as their counterparts from English and Music departments witnessed the event held at Olusegun Obasanjo Auditorium in the College.


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