This study examines the important moral, traditional, education, etc. roles Hausa women folktales bequeathed to children. It seeks to analyse how tales contribute to the moral development of the Hausa child as well as establish the dominant themes and characters in the stories. It also analyses Hausa woman and folk narration, the roles played by the narrators and audience, the components of teaching morality through folktales, and woman as a channel for educating the children. The work shows how the oral narratives have helped to preserve and expand an important part of a major cultural practice. In the course of the study, the data was gathered through an interview with three selected Hausa elderly women in Kumbotso local government area in Kano State and a lot of literature was gathered. To achieve these objectives, the study adopts the Functionalist theory for its analysis. The significance of the study outlines the moral lesson of Hausa tale depicting the picture of every society in general. The study of tales narrated by Hausa women are to serve as a tool in setting the moral standard of the children.
FOLKTALES AND MORAL INSTRUCTION: A THEMATIC ANALYSIS OF HAUSA WOMEN TALES IN KUMBOTSO LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KANO STATE