The United Nations World Tourism Organization has awarded 100 Online Tourism Academy Scholarships for Nigerians to pursue basic training in the field of tourism.
The President’s Special Assistant (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture, Segun Adeyemi, disclosed in a statement on Wednesday.
He said the offer was presented to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, by the UNWTO Secretary General, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, during a dinner hosted by the UNWTO in l honor of the Minister and his delegation in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday. night.
Pololikashvili reportedly said, “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 young people and boost quality education in tourism by awarding 100 UNWTO Tourism Academy Online Scholarships.
He said the scholarships will lead to the award of a certificate on Introduction to Tourism and 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.
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