Welcome to The Department of Yoruba Intro
Meet The HOD of Department HOD
We Practice What We Learn Practicing
We Speak Your Language Who we are
Mrs. Osoba B. K. (H.O.D.)

Welcome to The Department of Yoruba which was established in 1978 when the College was known as ‘Advanced Teachers’ College then in Surulere Area of Lagos State. Yoruba as a discipline was combined with Arts subjects with the introduction of New National Policy on Mother Tongue.  The Head of Department at inception was Mr. Z.A. Apata.   The following had at one time or the other, also served as the Head of Department: Mr. S.A. Talabi, Mr. M.O. Onamade, Mr. Akinyemi, C.O, Mrs. T.A. Kehinde and Mr. Rotimi Adebambo.   

About Us

Since the time it was established, the Department has graduated thousands of students who are successful in their various callings. Some are notable presenters and newscasters on various electronic media, teachers in virtually all secondary schools in Lagos State and beyond, key politicians, top officers in our Security Services and Ministers. Some of our students have won various academic prizes in the College, and some have represented the School of Languages at various competitions outside the College.  Two members of the Department had acted as the Dean of the School of Languages and others have served in various capacities in the College Committees. Two of its ex-students are Lecturers in the Department.

Mission / Objectives

Our mission statement is to provide courses in Yoruba language leading to Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) as well as to provide special training courses in Yoruba Language develop and propagate a professional code, inculcate in the students the ethics of the profession and perform such functions as may be conferred by statute.

Scope and Responsibilities

Lecturing, Supervision of projects, Conduct of examination, Counseling of students, acting as Course Advisers and Conduct of Teaching Practice Exercise.


Inside School of Languages
Language Lab

Members of Staff

1. Mrs. Kehinde,T.A B.A, PGDE, M.A Chief Lecturer
2. Mr. Adebambo, J.R NCE, B.A, M.A Chief Lecturer
3. Dr. Akanmu, S.O NCE, B.A(ED),M.A, Ph.D. Principal Lecturer
4. Mrs. Osoba, B.K NCE,B.A (ED),M.ED,M.A,M.Phil. Principal Lecturer
5 Mrs. Sanni, R. O NCE, B.A. (ED), M.A. Senior Lecturer
6. Mrs. Adekoya, E.O NCE, B.A, M.A (Yoruba) Lecturer 1

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