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Nigerian Government Launches Nigerian Academy for History & Cultural Studies (NACUS)

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Nigerian Government Launches Nigerian Academy for History & Cultural Studies (NACUS)

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Nigerian Government Launches Nigerian Academy for History & Cultural Studies (NACUS)

The Federal Government has announced the establishment of the Nigerian Academy for Cultural Studies (NACUS), a specialized institution aimed at advancing studies in Nigerian culture and history. Chief Biodun Ajiboye, Executive Secretary of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO), revealed the initiative, emphasizing its role in fostering cultural renaissance.

NACUS is envisioned as the nation’s premier center for cultural training, with accreditation from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to offer programs such as the National Diploma in Cultural Administration & Human Resources (NDCAHR). Additionally, it has forged an affiliation with Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) for Postgraduate Diploma programs.

Minister of Art, Culture, and the Creative Economy, Hannatu Musawa, disclosed plans for NACUS to have campuses in Abuja and three other geographical zones. Efforts are underway to ensure that certificates from NACUS are recognized and employable in the civil service and other sectors.

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The rebranding of NACUS signifies a significant shift towards recognizing and prioritizing cultural education and training under the administration’s Renewed Hope Agenda. Emphasizing the importance of cultural identity, Ajiboye stressed the need to incorporate cultural content into the education system to promote originality and national identity.

The establishment of NACUS marks a milestone in Nigeria’s cultural development, signifying a commitment to viewing culture as a vital aspect of national life. It is anticipated to empower Nigerian youths in entertainment, fintech, and other sectors while leveraging the nation’s cultural heritage to create job opportunities.

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