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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by Vado(m): 10:34am On Feb 12
texazzpete:
What a backward and retrogressive law.
If you want to 'preserve the Yoruba language', why not restrict this only to Yoruba people? Why is this not optional?




This is hostile to others, and disregards the fact that we have a national language in English to eliminate issues such as this. Essentially, this law makes it legal to go to a meeting in the Civil service and have the entire meeting conducted in yoruba language, to the exclusion of any present non-yoruba speaker.

Heck, you can even no use this law to hold lectures in LASU in 100% Yoruba.

Imagine if every tribe copies this and you then need to have a credit in Igbo language to even apply to Imsu >sad


Disgraceful that there are some people here supporting this shite.



Yeah, it's sort of harsh but guess the real owners of Lagos are tired of the "no man's land" rhetorics. It's only right they set the record straight.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by MrNigeria2018: 10:34am On Feb 12
valentineuwakwe:
welcome development as long as no federal institution is included....we are full of copy copy and trying to politicize a policy, soon I see most states following suites.....what will a state like rivers with many tribes do in this case, will they allow multiple teaching of various languages......ogoni, ikwerre, ekpeye, ogba, Kalahari, etc flood schools curriculum...time will tell

Must they copy Lagos state

When Northern states started their Sharia law, did others in the South follow? No.

So it’s not compulsory for other states to follow.

If you must attend school in the West, you can go to Osun, Oyo, Ondo for now where there is no law about Yoruba language being used for admission.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by bakynes(m): 10:35am On Feb 12
It buries the argument"Lagos is no man's land" on nairaland and Confirms Lagos is indeed a Yoruba land.


Thank you and God bless Y'all

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by RALPHOW(m): 10:35am On Feb 12
It is a good decision /program.
How will you implement this program?
Does that means an Ibo boy from Anambra State or Hausa boy from Kano State can not apply to higher institution that belongs to Lagos State?
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by vioment: 10:35am On Feb 12
And the govt keeps quiet. Later, you wonder why we don't grow as a nation. I no wan learn am, no be by force; and it shouldn't hinder one's progress in goals. It is funny how people blame the north for their archaic religious laws but are complacent and even supportive if it's their own tribe.

I would not support this type of divisive law that shouldn't be set by the state or lga if it were igbo, so i will not support it now. The govt should make it easy to sue Lagos state or any other state on this type of foolishness.
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by marvin904(m): 10:37am On Feb 12
Seenyo:
mtcheewww! who our local language help?

mandarin would have been better!

just look at China today!

enough of rubbishness.




your a fool.. undecided undecided.
your insulting your own dialect..
and praising outsiders own
your low self esteem is strong
have you seen a Chinese that doesn't speak hes dialect or Indian or Spaniard

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by FarahAideed: 10:37am On Feb 12
A poorly thought out law I must say , it will only set a precedence and act as catalyst tribal and ethnic driven agendas to spread across the land .
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by bakynes(m): 10:38am On Feb 12
Cuteamigo1:
the first time i will critise Ambodes administration on a policy that is awfull for national integration. well nigerians dont care about stuff like this so am not surprised. this automatically shuts out all candidates from other regions from applying this schools. shamefull.
What's Shameful about it, are you allowed to dictate to another person how they make laws in their state. Go back to your village if your are not satisfied with the law.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by WarriFirstBorn(m): 10:39am On Feb 12
akeentech:
This is a welcome development. Fela once said " If I'm privilege to address the world I will address them in Yoruba I don't care if they'll understand or not"
And you think that makes sense? What's the use addressing people when majority of them don't understand what you are saying?

So, just because I speak French and I want to address a particular audience, I will now use French when I can speak the language that a great percentage of them understand? You are addressing them because there is a message you want to pass across to them. If at the end of the speech the intended message wasn't passed across, then there was no address.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by vascey(m): 10:39am On Feb 12
Interesting. Was it not this same month that the French government asked Nigerians to come school in France as they were now offering courses in English.

Here in Nigeria, we are moving backward. What is the value of Yoruba language to a person studying an Engineering course?

Retrogressive policies cry

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by BuhariKingdom(m): 10:39am On Feb 12
Very good decision our language more important than foreign language.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by Cuteamigo1(m): 10:42am On Feb 12
bakynes:

What's Shameful about it, are you allowed to dictate to another person how they make laws in their state. Go back to your village if your are not satisfied with the law.
oya clap for yourself defender of oduduwa. fyi am in my state and we are very accommodating and wont make laws that would make others feel like second class citizens in thier own country. lagos is making waves and slowly the development thier will make them chase away anybody that is not yoruba. heck i might need a vissa to enter lagos state one day because am not yoruba.
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by bakynes(m): 10:42am On Feb 12
vioment:
And the govt keeps quiet. Later, you wonder why we don't grow as a nation. I no wan learn am, no be by force; and it shouldn't hinder one's progress in goals. It is funny how people blame the north for their archaic religious laws but are complacent and even supportive if it's their own tribe.

I would not support this type of divisive law that shouldn't be set by the state or lga if it were igbo, so i will not support it now. The govt should make it easy to sue Lagos state or any other state on this type of foolishness.
You are the foolish one, is it your business on how Yorubas make laws on their land.
When your brothers were calling "Lagos a no man's land" did you call them out? No I guess, so leave us to make laws how we see fit for our state.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by WORLDPEACE(m): 10:43am On Feb 12
Mynd44:
Tetiary institutions in Lagos

This is vague. Does the law mean all tetiary institutions in Lagos which includes Yabatech and UNILAG and other private institutions or Lagos state owned ones only?

Can this law be held in federal secondary schools like Kings and Queens college?
Why you no read article finish? Too much in a hurry to comment.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by BabaAgba79(m): 10:43am On Feb 12
Vado:

By
Wumi Akinbode February 12, 2018

All candidates seeking admission into all tertiary institutions in Lagos State must henceforth possess credit in Yoruba Language, the state Yoruba Language Preservation and Preservation Law has said.

The law, which became effective last Thursday, would now make compulsory for all primary and secondary schools – private or public – in the state to include teaching of Yoruba Language as a core subject at all levels.

The state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, had formally signed a bill into law “to provide for the preservation and promotion of the use of Yoruba Language and for connected purposes,” thereby making it the first state to enact law seeking to preserve and promote its indigenous language.

He signed the law alongside the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Olawale Oluwo, his Information and Strategy counterpart, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan and the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, among others.

He equally signed six other bills into laws: the Amended Land Use Charge bill, School of Nursing bill, Cooperative College bill, Cancer Research Institute bill, Amended Customary Court bill and the State Electric Power Reform Law on the same day.

However, the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion law provides that all the laws in the state “will be translated into Yoruba Language. Moreso, all state-owned tertiary institutions are to incorporate the use of Yoruba Language in the General Studies (GNS) courses.

“The use of Yoruba language shall be an acceptable means of communication between individuals, establishment, corporate entities and government in the state if so desired by the concerned. It shall not be an offence for a person to speak Yoruba language by the state government,” the law reads in part.

Specifically, the law stated that any school in Lagos State that “fails to comply with the provisions of Section 2 commits an offence and is liable on first violation to issuance of warning and on subsequent violation be closed down and also pay a fine of N500,000.”

After the governor approved the legislation, Bamigbetan explained the socio-cultural value of the Yoruba Language Preservation and Promotion Law, 2018, which according to him, is the first of its kind in Nigeria.

With the new law, Bamigbetan said Yoruba language “has become mandatory for all candidates seeking admission into our tertiary institutions. Yoruba will now become a major requirement to engage in normal business communication in Lagos State.

“This is a clear and conscious commitment to the position which Lagos State prides Yoruba language as the cultural vehicle for us to be able to articulate our position and it also shows that Lagos has further recognised the importance of language as a vehicle for development.”

He said anyone seeking admission into the Lagos State University, Lagos State Polytechnic, Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State School of Nursing and Lagos State College of Health Technology, among others must have credit in Yoruba language.

https://www.today.ng/news/nigeria/76940/yoruba-mandatory-admission-tertiary-institutions-lagos-state-govt?



Honestly this a good move from Lagos State. Meanwhile, the only means to make a language acceptable is via commerce, science and technology and manufacturing. Conquest itself cannot sustain a language otherwise, Latin wouldn't have died by now even Fulfide of the Fulani would hold sway in the Northern part of Nigeria! A language is sustainable only through science and technology coupled with manufacturing of the peopl. Manufacturing conquers the world!English will continue to dominate because of Manufacturing, science and Technology. if Lagos starts manufacturing shoes, tables, clothes, computers and their manuals are written in Yoruba, the world would be forced to learn Yoruba.Otherwise, the enactment remains dead as the arid desert! See how the world is switching to Chinese.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by Adefemiaderoju1: 10:43am On Feb 12
eleojo23:
So only Yoruba people will now attend Lagos state owned tertiary institutions.

Issokay...!
Is it only indigenous peoples in Lagos state that speak Yoruba language? its obvious that you don't reside in Lagos.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by praiseneofingz(m): 10:43am On Feb 12
Adebowale89:



if they don't understand, let them go back to their village now

nice one ambode, is time to send all prodigal sons and daughter to their fatherland....



from neco to waec na B2. ede mi, mio fi sere o. ti e ba ti ri gbó, omo odua ni mí
well you think it's all about that? you think its all about those poo you think?
how about the same yorubas that have been left homeless and jobless by their fellow Yoruba man too all in the name of constructing without compensations......look the truth is another tribe wouldn't do that yorubas hurt themselves and don't care for themselves. you hailing the governor? wait he will still sign something that will affect you one way or the other and you will wish you came to this world a foreigner

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by bakynes(m): 10:44am On Feb 12
Cuteamigo1:
oya clap for yourself defender of oduduwa. fyi am in my state and we are very accommodating and wont make laws that would make others feel like second class citizens in thier own country. lagos is making waves and slowly the development thier will make them chase away anybody that is not yoruba. heck i might need a vissa to enter lagos state one day because am not yoruba.
Oga let us worry about what concerns Lagos while you face yours. We have had enough of you trying to lay claim to our land because of our magnanimity. Thank you.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by whitebeard(m): 10:45am On Feb 12
tunjijones:
Very good development. I see our languages get extinct in the next 50 years if drastic measures are not taken.
is that all u see, u can't see the hatred this would bring, besides anyone can learn Yoruba anywhere anytime why make it mandatory, again who Yoruba language help. There are different types of Yoruba, which Yoruba are they talking about.
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by Ogbuevi(m): 10:46am On Feb 12
This is serious
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by tdayof(m): 10:46am On Feb 12
texazzpete:


You think I'm your mate that is seeking admission into school?



That's very possible. Politicians usually don't care about feedback from people before making stupid laws. But as a taxpayer that pays millions of naira in taxes to the Lagos State Govt every year, I have the right to air my opinions on this law.

grin grin grin

Mate? A typical Nigerian trying to show off his character. grin


It's not a stupid law. Government owned universities in foreign countries also have laws that do not fit in for all citizens.

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by eleojo23: 10:46am On Feb 12
Adefemiaderoju1:

Is it only indigenous peoples in Lagos state that speak Yoruba language? its obvious that you don't reside in Lagos.

Come on, I personally can speak another language which is not my mother tongue but that doesn't make me good at writing it.
There are people who struggle to read and write their own mother tongue sef
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by asha80(m): 10:46am On Feb 12
BabaAgba79:




Honestly this a good move from Lagos State. Meanwhile, the only means to make a language acceptable is via commerce, science and technology and manufacturing. Conquest itself cannot sustain a language otherwise, Latin wouldn't have died by now even Fulfide of the Fulani would hold sway in the Northern part of Nigeria! A language is sustainable only through science and technology coupled with manufacturing of the peopl. Manufacturing conquers the world!English will continue to dominate because of Manufacturing, science and Technology. if Lagos starts manufacturing shoes, tables, clothes, computers and their manuals are written in Yoruba, the world would be forced to learn Yoruba.Otherwise, the enactment remains dead as the arid desert! See how the world is switching to Chinese.
also being the language of taught..like teaching chemistry and biology in yoruba

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by akeentech(m): 10:47am On Feb 12
WarriFirstBorn:

And you think that makes sense? What's the use addressing people when majority of them don't understand what you are saying?

So, just because I speak French and I want to address a particular audience, I will now use French when I can speak the language that a great percentage of them understand? You are addressing them because there is a message you want to pass across to them. If at the end of the speech the intended message wasn't passed across, then there was no address.
THEY will be more interested in what you said, they will cherish your language as a super star

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by duni04(m): 10:47am On Feb 12
nkwuocha:
Nice.
Knowing foreign languages pose a great advantage. I will urge my igbo folks to see this as an opportunity to master all dialects of the Yoruba language. The advantages are enormous.

My father's Israeli friend who was once in the special unit in his country said it was mandatory for them to learbythe Arabic language. This gave him an advantage to decimate a lot of ragheads in Afghanistan those years.

"Ben Zona!!!" he would curse them ragheads if he sees one!
See this liar!
Oga they don't speak Arabic in Afghanistan. Tell another lie pls

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Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by praiseneofingz(m): 10:48am On Feb 12
tunjijones:


If you can't abide by the rule then go and school in ur village.
got nothing to say bro.
but your eyes will soon be wild opened
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by texazzpete(m): 10:48am On Feb 12
tdayof:


It's not a stupid law. Government owned universities in foreign countries also have laws that do not fit in for all citizens.



Source?
Examples?
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by olivia269: 10:49am On Feb 12
please help me ooo


ayam not understanding this post.
what about me that chose lasu first chose and doesn't have Yoruba in my waec and science students nko.
Re: Yoruba Mandatory For Admission In Lagos Tertiary Institutions by tdayof(m): 10:49am On Feb 12
1shortblackboy:
smh............ is that how china and japan became world leaders in science and technology?


There's an issue of educational inequality in the People's Republic of China.

This is not a tribal issue. Njgerians should realize this law is only applicable to state owned institutions therefore they have the right. That's why we have federal universities.

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