The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has awarded 100 Nigerian Tourism Academy Scholarships Online for those who wish to undertake basic training in the field of tourism.
UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, officially presented the offer to Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, during a dinner hosted by UNWTO in honor of the Minister and of his delegation in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday evening.
“The World Tourism Organization recognizes the efforts of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its Minister of Information and Culture. Hon.
Mr. Lai Mohammed, to empower youth and boost quality education in tourism by awarding 100 UNWTO Tourism Academy Online Scholarships,” said Mr. Pololikashvili.
He said the scholarships will lead to the award of a certificate in the Introductory Tourism – Industry Management course.
The UNWTO Tourism Online Academy is a partnership between the world tourism organization and IE University in Madrid, Spain.
Responding to the offer of scholarships, the Minister of Information and Culture indicated that the selection criteria for beneficiaries will be announced very soon.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Minister and the UNWTO Secretary General signed the agreement to host the 1st UNWTO World Conference on Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry, to be held in Lagos from 14-17 November 2022.