Post Graduate Diploma students of National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) Training School in the 2014/2015 Academic session will defend their project works before a panel of external examiners from the Department of Theatre & Cultural Studies, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK).
Visiting Associate Professor to Nasarawa State University and Executive Secretary of the Institute, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, gave this hint at NICO Training School, Lagos, recently during a lecture on “Using Documentation Style Sheet” in the course, Advanced Research Methodology.
According to Prof. Ayakoroma, project defence for this year will not be an internal affair; rather, the expertise of senior academic staff from NSUK will be utilised to examine the level of the intellectual worth of students’ essays.
In his lecture, the erudite scholar espoused that Citations and Quotations, which are references attributable to other scholars, are vital to research works as they show extensively what the researcher had done in the course of the research, and therefore emphasised that accurate documentation was key in a research work effectively contributing to knowledge.
The course, Advanced Research Methodology, which is compulsory in the Post Graduate Diploma in Cultural Administration (PGDCA) programme of NICO Training School, teaches students to enquire, investigate and explore in order to communicate cultural ideas effectively.
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