Yoruba Traditional Education System: A Veritable Tool for Salvaging the Crisis Laden Education System in Nigeria

Abstract:

Long before the advent of the Europeans, the Yorubas n the south western part of Nigeria developed a traditional educational system through which an individual behavior is moulded and directed towards their eventual role in the society. Ways, methods and techniques used by Yorubas may not be all that formal if compared with the modern day western education did not touch. Since education sector is like a factory that produces raw materials (human resources) for all other sectors of the society the focus of this paper is to foreground what could be learnt from Yoruba traditional education system to salvage the crisis laden education industry in Nigeria.