|Posted by Edonaze on August 11, 2010 at 2:52 PM|
BENIN CITY - The National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO, Abuja is to restore Edo language as part of its curriculum.
This followed a representation to the Institute by the Benin Cultural Heritage Centre, which observed that Edo Language was omitted from the curriculum in its latest publication as reflected in the punch and Guardian Newspapers.
The Deputy Director of the Institute in charge of Orientation and Cultural Affairs, Prince Bamidele Olusa told a delegation of the BCHC that the omission of the Edo Language was not deliberate and thanked the body for quickly drawing the attention of the Institute to the error.
Earlier, the Vice-President of the BCHC, retired squadron leader Ehi Ighile had told the management of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation that the omission of the Edo language from the Institute’s curriculum had created some anxiety having regard to the prominent place, which the Benin Kingdom occupies in the historical evolution of Nigeria and West Africa.
The Benin Cultural Heritage Centre which has the Oba of Benin as grand patron is devoted to the revival of the Edo Language and the cultural glory of the Edo people.
11 agost 2010
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