In a bid to ensure compliance with the basic minimum requirements for mounting an academic programme as specified by the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) has submitted a draft curriculum for the National Diploma in Cultural Administration (NDCA).

The Executive Secretary of the Institute, Dr. Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma who submitted the draft curriculum in Kaduna, said the visit was sequel to their earlier one to the Board in February, 2016 where the Institute was required to produce a draft curriculum for ND in Cultural Administration as a prerequisite for mounting the programme.

Dr. Ayakoroma further explained that the curriculum was drafted to meet the basic minimum academic standard as required by NBTE after much consultations and inputs from relevant stakeholders.
While thanking the Executive Secretary and his management, Dr. Ayakoroma expressed gladness over the warm reception accorded him and his team. He however pleaded with the NBTE management to ensure prompt and favourable consideration of the draft curriculum to ensure a quick take-off of the programme.

Responding, the Executive Secretary of the NBTE, Dr. Masa'udu Kazaure commended the management of NICO for their effort in ensuring that they comply with the basic guidelines for starting a programme as required by the Board.

Dr. Kazaure said the Board will continue to ensure that the basic minimum academic standard is maintained in all institutions under its purview, while promising also to expedite action in the consideration of the take-off of the programme.

He however urged the management of NICO not to relent in its efforts towards uplifting the Technical and Vocational Education in Nigeria, stressing that the TVET sector is very vital to achieving the much needed transformation in the country.