The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has awarded 100 Tourism Online Academy Scholarships to Nigerians willing to undertake basic training in the field of tourism.
The UNWTO Secretary-General, Mr Zurab Pololikashvili, formally
presented the offer to the Minister of Information and Culture,
Lai Mohammed, at a dinner hosted by the UNWTO in honour of the
Minister and his delegation in Madrid, Spain.
”The World Tourism Organization recognizes the efforts of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria and its Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed, to empower youth and boost quality education in tourism by granting 100 UNWTO Tourism Online Academy Scholarships,”Mr. Pololikashvili said.
He also explained that the scholarships will lead to the award of certificate on the
introduction to Tourism – Industry Management Course
The UNWTO Tourism Online Academy is a partnership between the world
tourism organization and the IE University in Madrid, Spain.
Responding to the scholarship offer, the Minister of Information and
Culture Lai Mohammed said the criteria for selecting the beneficiaries will be
announced very soon.
Earlier, the Minister and the UNWTO Secretary-General
signed the hosting agreement for the 1st UNWTO Global Conference on
Cultural Tourism and Creative Industry, to be held in Lagos 14-17 Nov.