YTDONigeria Partners FCT Secondary Education Board to Host Tourism Lecture for Secondary School Students In FCT

YTDONigeria National and FCT Zone holds Post 2022 World Tourism Day Lecture for FCT secondary schools students on Tuesday, 1st November, 2022 at the China Cultural Centre in Abuja.

Endorsed by the FCT Secondary Education Board (FCTSEB) for 10 selected secondary schools (6 public and 4 private schools) as the pilot event and exercise for the education of the youths in schools on tourism and culture and for the formation of YTDONigeria Tourism Club in FCT public and private schools.

The event which adopts the World Tourism Day 2022 theme “RETHINKING TOURISM” with a complementary topic “Exposing the Youths to Tourism and Cultural Skills for Self Employment” is targeted at involving the youths in the global campaign to revive the sector after the COVID-19 pandemic and to encourage them to consciously embrace the many related skills and professions for the sustainability of the sector.

The National President, YTDO Nigeria, Comrade Okon Emmanuel, speaking about the development remarked that, “Young people are the future of any sector and the peak of productivity and they need to be provided with necessary information to help them obtain critical skills and a lifetime experience for their professional life. The sector offers many opportunities for both skilled and unskilled youths and is ideal for meaningful career, employment and good remuneration”, he concluded.

In his own remarks, the YTDO FCT Zonal Coordinator, Amb. (Capt.) Emmanuel Great said, “this event heralds a milestone moment since my inauguration as the FCT Zonal Coordinator for YTDO. We are taking the campaign to the Secondary Schools where it really matters. There is no better way to ensure a sustainable future for tourism in Nigeria, than to target the upcoming NextGens for a deliberate and intentional capacity building program like this”. He further stated that the YTDO FCT Zone is very proud of the newly formed partnership with the FCT Secondary Education Board, a feat which the organization will soon duplicate in all the States across Nigeria.

The lecture is supported by the China Embassy through the China Cultural Centre with other notable industry stakeholders; and it is hoped that the forthcoming and subsequent formation of YTDONigeria platforms at the school level will be supported by the relevant agencies such as National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism (NIHOTOUR), National Council for Art and Culture (NCAC) and the National Troupe of Nigeria (NTN), Institute for Tourism Professionals of Nigeria (NTN) which one of the mandates includes youths education on tourism and culture.

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