National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) in collaboration with Distinguished Senator Cleopas Moses has held a 2 day cultural orientation and sensitization programme for select secondary schools in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District.
Represented by his Special Adviser on Documentation Pere Alfred, Senator Cleopas, said the programme became imperative so that cultural values do not go into extinction.
Speaking on the topic “Culture, Creativity and the future of the Nigerian Child”, Professor S.K. Omorogbe, of the Department of Sociology, Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma, Edo State, said he was very impressed at the initiative to sensitized students on the need not to uphold the culture.
Professor Omorogbe urged them to use the knowledge acquired at the programme and make it a way of life.
Executive Secretary/CEO of NICO, Mohammed Yahuza, represented by Mrs. Chioma Turu eulogized the Senator reiterated that one of the problems facing Nigerian student is disconnect from the cultural.
Participants lauded Senator Cleopas for the programme and urged other well meaning Bayelsans to emulate him.
The participating schools were Community Secondary School, Koluama two, Community Secondary School, Ekowe, Government Secondary School, Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Secondary School, Oporoma and Community Secondary School, Azama, in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.
Others are Kaiama Grammar School and Opokuma Grammar School from KOLGA while from YELGA were Gbarain-Owei Grammar School, Okolobiri and Community Secondary School, Okordia.
Highlights of the occasion were debate, cultural quiz, traditional music and dance and traditional hair do.