Abstract or Introduction
Teachers are professionals who develop and nurture young individuals into responsible and productive citizens. As such, the teaching profession is a noble profession which is expected to be respected by all and sundry in the society. However, this is no more so in Nigeria. In order to discover the cause, this research emanated. Since it is agreed that literature is the reflection of the society, this researcher chose to investigate how various Yorùbá film writers do depict the Nigerian teacher and teaching profession in their films. Two Yorùbá comic films were selected for this study and the sociology of literature was used as the theoretical framework. Various lackadaisical attitudes and corrupt practices of some culprits of the teaching profession were exposed through the analysis of the selected films. Though, the films show these comically and at times misrepresent who a teacher is, those culprits obviously have caused much havocs to the teaching profession. The films were therefore seen as satires calling for the re-orientation of teachers’ integrity. If Nigerian teachers would be maximally efficient, this paper recommended re-orientating teachers’ commitment and integrity, proper monitoring and supervision, encouraging incentives for teachers among others.
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- Ifeoluwa Akinsola (Author), 2015, The Nigerian teacher and teaching profession as depicted by selected Yoruba comic films. A call to re-orientate teachers' integrity, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/375660