Daily Trust (Abuja)

17 February 2013

Nigeria: Nico to Hold Matriculation for Culture Graduates

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) is set to conduct the Matriculation Ceremony for the 5th set of students for Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Cultural Administration for the 2012/2013 academic session into the NICO Training School, Lagos.

The ceremony will take place on the 23rd of February at NICO Training School, National Theatre Annex, Iganmu, Lagos.

In a statement issued by the institute, the courses in the training school are designed to equip cultural workers in the civil and public services in Nigeria with basic background and knowledge of cultural administration to enhance their performance in their work environment.

The statement reads in part, "The training school is in line with the Institute's mission of consistently spearheading the provision of innovative training, research and documentation of our cultural heritage and assets, aimed at making culture the vector for national development as well as training cultural development officers, motivators and communicators who would be grounded in Nigerian cultural practices, realities and philosophies that are essential for national integration, peace, unity and development in a multi-ethnic nation."

Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation, Chief Edem Duke is expected to be the Special Guest of Honour and Vice Chancellor, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Shamsudeen Amali will be the Guest of Honour.

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