About 300 schools will participate in Children’s Cultural Fiesta.
No fewer than 300 secondary school students are to participate in the forthcoming Children’s Cultural Fiesta organised by the South West zone of the National Institute for Cultural Orientation, NICO.
A statement issued on Monday by Stephen Ayomoba of the Corporate Affairs Office, South West zone of NICO, stated that the event was scheduled for December 12, at the Senior Staff Club, Alagbaka, Akure, Ondo.
“As the holiday season approaches, the South West Zone of the institute is organising the maiden edition of Children’s Cultural Fiesta.
“The event, which will have 18 public and private secondary schools participating, will feature quiz and debate in Yoruba, traditional hair-styling, cooking, choral music and poetry,” the statement said.
It explained that the aim of the event was to encourage young ones to take pride in the country’s culture in their formative years, “so that they can live with it as they grow”.
It added that Ondo State Ministry of Education had endorsed the programme and directed schools to participate.
The wife of the Ondo State Governor, Olukemi Mimiko, is expected to be the mother of the day.
“The state Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Tayo Oluwatuyi, will be the father of the day,” it added.