Training School Training Cultural Ambassadors

The NICO Training School is one of the operational departments of the Institute. It commenced active training in 2008 at the Lagos Training Centre which is the flagship school and main campus, and at its Abuja Study Center in 2015.
It offers Admission to qualified candidates into its Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses in Cultural Administration for 2018/2019 Academic session.
NICO Training School, Lagos and Study Centre in Abuja are renowned for training cultural ambassadors, media practitioners, film directors and entrepreneurs to become more proficient at workplaces, homes and communities in their handling of Nigerian cultural realities, philosophy and practices which are relevant for economic advancements, National integration, peace and unity.
NICO Training School is affiliated with Nasarawa State University, Keffi and NICO PGD graduates are eligible to pursue a Master Degree from the university.
With a minimum requirement of Secondary School Certificate for Diploma courses and an HND or First Degree in any discipline for PGD intakes, applications are invited from cultural workers, journalists and individuals across the country who have an interest in cultural matters.

The Training School Program the Training School runs the following categories of programmes:

Postgraduate Diploma in Cultural Administration (PGDCA)

12 Calendar months
Affiliated with the Nassarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK)

Diploma Programme in Cultural Administration (DCA)

24 Months
Accredited with NBTE

Short Duration Programme for Organisations

3-5 days/1 week/2 weeks
As commissioned by the client

Repositioning Workshop for Culture Workers

As funds permit

NICO Public Lecture

As funds permit


The Institute holds convocation ceremonies to graduate its students. This is usually rotated between the Lagos centre and the Abuja centre.


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The curriculum of the Training School is reviewed and updated regularly to meet the contemporary needs and expectations of stakeholders especially against the backdrop of the negative effects of globalization and the dire need to professionalize the culture sector. The Institute draws from seasoned professionals for such reviews. Courses taught include: World and Nigerian Cultural Heritage, Cultural Administration, Nigerian Medical Heritages, Peace and Conflict Studies, Festival Arts among others.

Academic Staff:

Members of faculty of the Institute are drawn from both internal and external sources from higher institutions contiguous to each training centre-Universities of Lagos, Lagos State University and ASCON for the Lagos centre while the Abuja centre pools from the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, University of Abuja and seasoned cultural administrators.

Study Centres:

The Institute operates at two (2) Study Centres:

  1. Lagos Campus-Since 2008 (With a hostel)
  2. Abuja Study Centre-since 2015 (Non-residential)

Both centres operate the same yearly calendar that runs concurrently from January to December with activities ranging from classroom lectures, field school, course work, seminars and project work.