Some of the beneficiaries
A Yoruba socio-cultural group ,Kaaro Ojiire Omo Oodua Foundation, KOOOF has advocated teaching of Yoruba history and real Yoruba education in all public and private schools in the southwest.
It made the call in Ibadan ,the Oyo state capital when its members distributed free note books to some pupils in three selected primary schools.
Pupils of Community Primary school, Ile Igbon, Lagelu Local Government ,Ratibi Moslem Primary School, Odinjo, Ibadan South East Local Government ,and CAC Molade Primary school, Ayepe, Egbeda Local Government benefited from the free note books.
In a remark,Chairman of the group, Asiwaju Olu Mayungbe pointed out that the orientation of children from Yoruba land must be changed so as to let them value Yoruba culture and Norms .
This ,According to Asiwaju Mayungbe could be achieved through Yoruba education and history.
He said “Since the most powerful weapon to change the world is education, KOOOF is determined to use it as her resource tool for Yoruba youths in Yoruba Language.
They must be able to obtain new facts about Yoruba ways of life as to discover new ways of thinking about those facts.
KOOOF is determined to show Yoruba kids that unless they try to do something beyond what they have already mastered, they will never grow, that is knowledge of self.
The greatest of all riches in the universe is the golden knowledge of self. The most cardinal aspect of education is the history of a people.
KOOOF wants to build a new furure for Yoruba youths through Yoruba Education. We have a vision that will provide focused and qualitative Yoruba education for Yoruba Children. Nothing can be more fulfilling than education of our children.
What is history and what is its importance in the life of a people? “History is a clock by which people tell their political and cultural time of the day.
It is also the compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography. The role of history is to tell a people what they have been, and where they have been, what they are and where they are.
The most important role that history plays is that it has the function of telling a people where they still must go and what they still must be”. – the great African-American historian, John Herik Clerk.
In all Yoruba land, KOOOF wants Yoruba history and the real Yoruba education to be taught in all schools including private schools.
We must begin to write our own history without prejudice or bias by ourselves. Our history must not be written for us by other races.
He who writes our history for us will control the way we think and force us to live the way he wants us to live.
Why did the British Royal Family send their next King to study British history? Why does the American Government make American Literature, history and government compulsory in their higher learning institutions? Why is it compulsory that before one becomes a USA naturalized citizen, he must pass their Cultural curriculum exam.
Even, if you can’t read or write, they will find a person to translate for you in your country of origin language. ” Mayungbe said.
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