NOUN to start diploma on cul­ture

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION -

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.

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