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Published On: Wed, May 29th, 2019

NCAC tasks teachers, parents to expose children to cultural heritage

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By Mashe Umaru Gwamna

The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has tasked teachers and parents on the need to teach, expose their children and students to great Nigeria cultural heritages in order for them to Inculcate Nigeria culture .
Runsewe gave the advice yesterday in Abuja ,to commemorate 2019 Children’s Day Fiesta, organised by his agency, saying “ we believe strongly and support our Nigeria children greatly.”
He stated that, “ When we look around us ,our children these days copy western culture, which has not helped them to learn more about Nigerian norms and culture
“We are given wrong attitude to our children in ethnicity differences and inducing varieties of thoughts on their mind.We are preparing the ground for our children to have changed of heart. “
He said because the agency was so keen about cultural heritage to transfer the knowledge to the children at a tender for us to really appreciate our culture.
“That is why during the planning of the children’s day celebration the council included cultural quiz questions we selected questions from different ethnic group of nation for the children to learn more about the wonderful natives languages and traditions of the Nigerian people. “
The DG who further emphasised on the importance of given children good cultural development, “if parents and teachers do their work, in years to come we will have children with strong cultural values and
foundation,’’.
He urged teachers to boost their cultural knowledge in order to help children to become connected to their roots and not be alienated from the cultural heritages in Nigeria.
In his welcoming address the Director Performing Arts NCAC ,Sam Agbi,said “ this is the second edition of the children’s day celebration organised by the agency and the performance arts department has deem it fit, to introduce more colourful creative and exciting programmes for children ,as they are the leaders of tomorrow”.
Abe said “we are preparing the heart of our children to patronised Nigeria products and copy the style of our culture for them to have a great future and a change of heart to embrace our heritage”so we must not allow our culture to go down to the ground but to bring good valuable culture to our children”.
Consequently, out of the four secondary that participated in the quiz competition at the 2019 NCAC Children Fiesta Cultural Quiz competition as part of activities to mark the Day ,Government Junior Secondary School, Kubwa II in the FCT, has emerged winner ,While Premiere Academy became second runner-up ,also Loyola Jesuit Academy became third runner-up out of the four schools that participated in the competition,Mercdarl INT’L Academy was the fourth school that participated in the quiz competition.
Meanwhile , activities for the special day were dance drama, recitation, jazz presentation and songs among others.

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