The Nollywood veteran actor Pete Edochie’s son, Yul Edochie, who is also a reputable nollywood actor and politician, in one of his controversial tweets has lambasted his teachers that flogged them back in his school days for restricting and flogging them for speaking their native language regarding it is a vernacular. According to him, the Oyibo people really messed with our brains!
He also stated that it is a good idea to teach a child some foreign languages like English, French, German, etc as no knowledge is a waste. But the thought of flogging a child for speaking his language is inhumane and totally not acceptable.
Further more he encouraged teachers to teach the children to appreciate their own and not to treat them like wild animals for speaking their language.
To think that some of our teachers flogged us back then in school for speaking our language. Calling it vernacular. Can you imagine? You speak your own language you get flogged. All those teachers should be ashamed of themselves. Oyibo people really messed up our brains.
Yul Edochie’s tweet
Teach a child English, French, German, etc, that’s very good. No knowledge is ever a waste. But flogging a child for speaking his or her own language is totally unacceptable. Teach them to appreciate their own. Don’t treat them like wild animals for speaking their language.
Yul Edochie’s tweet4
This subject took Yul Edochie twitter followers down to the memory lane of ‘Native Girl’ one of the nollywood movies, which he co-wrote, co-produced, co-directed and actually played a role in. And they also appreciated his efforts in interpretating his role and for the lessons they learned.
There’s very much sense in what he said, don’t you think so? But do you really agree with Yul Edochie manner of approach on this issue? Feel free to air you opinion in the comment box, like and share.
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