- Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has taken to social media to share his feelings on one not being allowed to speak their native language in school
- The film star said that teachers who flogged pupils for speaking their native language should be ashamed of themselves
- There have been mixed reactions to his post on social media
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Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has taken to his social media pages to bare his mind on the issue of not being allowed to speak one’s native language in school.
English is the official language in many African countries, Nigeria inclusive. For this reason, schools teach in English and it is also what many people converse in.
However, Yul Edochie, is not impressed that students are flogged in schools for speaking their native language.
According to the film star, teachers who used to flog students for speaking their native language and also calling it vernacular should be ashamed of themselves.
Speaking further, the actor said that the white people had really messed up the brains of many Africans.
He wrote: “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.”
See his tweet below:
Yul’s opinion led to series of interesting reactions on social media. One of them was from popular fashionista and entrepreneur, Noble Igwe.
According to Noble, there is nothing wrong with flogging students for speaking their native language in school because there are rules.
He wrote: “Nwanne, Schools had/has rules and regulations and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Same as places of work. English is still the official language. We need to obey rules and regulations".
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