In a bid to inaugurate the NICO Cultural Clubs in more secondary schools in Ondo State, the Head, National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) South-West Zone, Mr. Ohi Ojo, visited St. Peter’s Unity School, Akure, on Tuesday, 23rd April, 2013.
Briefing the Principal of the School, Mrs. O. A. Ogunmisere, Mr. Ojo, said the clubs aim at inculcating the right values and virtues in our future leaders, adding that the loss of one’s culture amounts to losing everything.
He stressed that the children will, in future, become governors, permanent secretaries, ministers, and so on, and that it behooves the elders to imbibe in them the cultural values they need to help in shaping themselves, stressing further that the need for the establishment of the clubs is to catch the children young.
Responding, the Principal, Mrs. O.A. Ogunmisere, thanked the team for visiting, saying that our fast eroding cultural values is affecting the society negatively, most especially the youth, who are the leaders of tomorrow.
The principal, who received the NICO team, in company of the Head of Languages, Mrs. J. O. Adebayo and Mrs. Theresa Nwosu, gave the NICO Zonal Head firm assurances of establishing the cultural club in the school, as soon as possible.
Earlier, the NICO team had visited Impact International High School, Alagbaka, Akure, where the principal, Pastor O. A. Abiodun, expressed his appreciation, saying that the school had four cardinal points, which are: Identify the right thing; Do the right thing; Do it correctly; and do it at the right time.
He informed that he identified wholly with the objectives of NICO Cultural Clubs, since it is to inculcate in children our cultural values, saying: “I will challenge the Yoruba teacher to see to the inauguration of the club.”
In the entourage of the Zonal Head were Head, Admin & Human Resources, Mrs. Adesuwa Eze; Head, Orientation & Cultural Affairs, Mrs. Ogechukwu Nwokorie, and Mr. Dickson Idonije of Orientation & Cultural Affairs.