NOUN to start diploma on culture
Misbahu Bashir Vice-chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu, has directed Deputy Vice-chancellor (Academic), Prof. Patrick Eya, to explore the possibility of mounting a post-graduate diploma in Cultural Orientation.
He said the Program should be set up in collaboration with the Nigerian Institute of Cultural Orientation (NICO) within acceptable academic standard of the National Universities Commission (NUC)
Adamu, who is a professor of Media and Cultural Communication, gave the directive in Abuja during an interaction with the Executive Secretary of NICO, Prof. Barclays F. Ayakoroma, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He also pledged his commitment to mounting the programme as soon as he gets clearance from the NUC and called on Nigerians to embrace cultural tolerance.
He said, “It is commonly said, let us forget our differences, but the right thing to say is, let us accept our differences, since it is the acceptance of our differences that will make us tolerate one another because it is our differences that make us the people that we are and there is beauty in diversity.”
Ayakoroma had earlier urged the vice-chancellor to explore avenues for possible collaboration between NICO and NOUN in furthering the cause of cultural orientation in Nigeria.