Yewa, Oriwu College Qualify For IKODASS Ijebu Dialect Competition Final

Kunle Adelabu

Members of the IKODASS Youth Activities sub – Committee, participants and their teachers in group photograph after the 2021 Senior Secondary School Ijebu Dialect Debate organized as part of the 30th anniversary of the Ikorodu –Oga Day Carnival.

Yewa Senior Grammar School and Oriwu Senior Model College, Ikorodu, have qualified for the final of the 2021 Senior Secondary School Ijebu Dialect Debate organized as part of the 30th edition of the Ikorodu –Oga Day Carnival.

The schools will face – off in the final slated  for Wednesday, November 12, 2021, during the Children/Youth Activities of the annual weeklong celebration being organised by the Ikorodu – Oga Development Association (IKODASS).

The topic for the final debate is, ‘Mimu Ede Abinibi to pa n’le Ejo’ (Should Local Dialect Be Compulsory In Schools’.

While Yewa Grammar School will oppose the topic, Oriwu College is expected to speak in it favour before a large audience.

Five schools participated in the competition that came up on Thursday (yesterday) at the Oteju Hall located within the Ikorodu Town Hall.

According to the IKODSASS Chairman, Mr Rotimi Erogbogbo, the Ijebu Dialect Debate is aimed at encouraging the speaking of the indigenous dialect of Ikorodu people and prevent it from going into extinction.

In the interesting debate, the representatives of Yewa Senior Grammar School, lkorodu, Adeshina Basit Olusegun and Olabinjo Olatunji Ifagbemi spoke on the topic, ‘Kolekole’, and scored 54 points to top the table.

The premier college in Ikorodu Division, Oriwu Senior Model College which was represented by Odesanya Tawakalitu and Adebayo Oyindamola, polled 39 points to take the second final slot.

The representatives of Oriwu College spoke on the topic, ‘Isiro Owo’

The trio of Ikorodu Grammar School, Maya Grammar School and Majidun Community Grammar School scored 32, 29 and 21 points respectively.

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