UNESCO takes Nigeria secondary schools’ competition to Anambra

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO,  has taken a cultural competition among all Secondary Schools in Nigeria to Anambra State.

The competition, which is scheduled to hold tomorrow at Cana House Mission road in the state capital, is expected to produce Nigerian students who would represent the country at the continental level.

UNESCO Director, Professor Peter Okebukola, who disclosed this yesterday in a press statement, explained that the Institute for African Culture and International Understanding, IACIU, a UNESCO category II institute and Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, OOPL, Abeokuta, Ogun State, had been organising series of state level cultural competitions among secondary schools in Nigeria, with a view to fostering cultural unity.

Okebukola further explained that the cultural competition would be in areas of Egwu Odinala (Cultural Dance), Nkwa Odinala (Native Drumming), Ekike Odinala (Cultural Attire), Mbem (Poetry) and Ejije Odinala (Traditional Drama).

He added that winners would compete at the national level, where they would be selected as Nigerian representatives for the Africa Cultural Olympiad scheduled for December, 2014.

Part of the press statement by Prof. Okebukola reads: ‘’The competition will serve as a platform for engaging the youth on the desirability of the protection of cultural properties of the state and also nurture them into cultural stewards.”

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