The Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, has been nominated for the Goodwill Ambassador Award of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) by the Governing Board of the University.
This was contained in a letter dated May, 16, 2012, and signed by the Registrar and Secretary to the Governing Council, Dr. (Mrs.) Julia D. Omang.
The Governing Council, in the letter, noted that Dr. Ayakoroma’s nomination was informed by the admiration and appreciation of his commitment to the advancement of education in Nigeria generally and the University of Calabar in particular.
In his letter of acceptance, the NICO Boss, an alumnus of the University, expressed profound gratitude to the University authorities for the great honour and recognition accorded him, noting that he was not only elated by the development, but also deeply inspired by the kind gesture to do much more for the promotion of Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage and educational advancement, especially in the University of Calabar.
The formal inauguration of the award is scheduled to hold on Friday, June 8, 2012, at the University of Calabar Council Chambers, and the event will be preceded by a guided tour of the University.