Ondo State Government says the recitation of Oodua anthem in schools is now compulsory for all pupils and students in the state.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and
Technology, Akin Asaniyan who stated this in Akure, called on parents, teachers, students and school administrators to key into the policy which is intended to build the omoluabi values in the youth
Orange FM’s Otobot Jim reports that the anthem will henceforth be sung immediately after the National Anthem.
About two weeks ago Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Ameredolu approved the adoption of the anthem to be sung at official and public functions by residents in the state.
The anthem projects the tradition and culture of the Yoruba people.
Speaking on the essence of government’s directive to schools, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education said every tribe must take steps to promote and protect it’s core values.
Mr. Asaniyan urged parents, school instructors and other stakeholders to comply with the directive.
He added that the directive affects all private and public institutions from primary to tertary level in the state.