Yoruba Paper 2,May/June. 2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Main
General Comments


The candidates' weaknesses include:
(1) Inability to write extensively on the chosen essay titles. They wrote far below required (300) words;
(2)  Carelessness as regards the use of Yoruba Modern orthography;
(3 )Lack of in-depth knowledge of the recommended textbooks;
(4) Inability to use tone-marks correctly;
(5) Carelessness and lack of knowledge of punctuation marks;
(6) Appalling/illegible handwriting;
(7) Inability to write good Yoruba and correct spelling of terms.
(1)  Teachers should try to address all these identified weaknesses from the beginning of students' course in secondary school.
(2)  Parents and students should be encouraged to buy recommended textbooks and also, the need to thoroughly read the set texts should be emphasized.
(3) The use of Yoruba as a means of communication should be encouraged.
(4) Qualified and dedicated Yoruba teachers should be employed, in order to rescue abysmal failure of candidates in Yoruba.

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