New students of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) admitted to study Cultural Administration for the 2014/2015 Academic Session, were on Monday, 2nd March, 2015, inducted into the NICO Training School, during an Induction/Orientation ceremony held inside Lecture Hall I of the Institute’s Training Complex, National Theatre Annex, Lagos.

Speaking at the occasion, the Director, Training School, Mrs. Brigitte Yerima, in her Welcome Address, expressed joy and the willingness of the Institute to train cultural officers through the school that began in 2008.

According to her, the Training School, which is founded on strong cultural values and academic ethics, has its Code Of Conduct publication that students are expected to study to keep the existing tradition of excellence and ultimately become worthy ambassadors of NICO Training School.

The Induction Programme, which featured series of talks embedded to acclimatize the students and reposition them for their stay during the one-year duration programme, had Dr. Dipo Kalejaiye, Head of Academic Unit of the school, enjoining the new intakes to always attend lectures, take their field works seriously, and endeavour to complete their research projects before the given deadlines.

On his part, Alhaji Bashir Mohammed, Head, Administration Unit of the School, stated that NICO Training School is a leading cultural learning platform, where minds are repositioned, and therefore urged students to be open to imbibe the cultural education that the school provides, despite their previous academic background, further reiterating the need to be disciplined and conform to the rules and regulations that would guide their conduct while in the School.

The Students Affairs Officer, Mr. Law Ezeh, assured the fresh intakes that Management was concerned about the comfort and welfare of the students and are working assiduously to ensure their comfortable stay in the school and appealed for cooperation among students to ensure a problem-free stay, especially in the hostels.

A Question and Answers Session followed where all the questioned asked by the new students were answered by the school’s Management staff.

In his closing remarks, the Director and Head, NICO Liaison Office in Lagos, Mr. Louis Eriomala, gave words of advice to students to be focused on their studies, respect their lecturers, and be attentive to their lectures in order to be enriched to become better persons after their studies.

The Induction/Orientation programme, which was specially organized for the newly admitted Diploma and Post Graduate Diploma students in Cultural Administration for the 2014/2015 Academic Session was rounded off by with a befitting Facility Tour of the National Theatre.

The students watched the National Troupe of Nigeria having a rehearsal session, which heightened their ecstasy and made the excursion to the National Theatre as part of the Orientation/Induction ceremony very exciting and memorable.

Corporate Affairs Unit
NICO Training School