YabaTech's Rector Tasks Scholars To Improve Curriculum In Nigeria's Tertiary Art Schools - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, November 26, 2021

YabaTech's Rector Tasks Scholars To Improve Curriculum In Nigeria's Tertiary Art Schools

Rector of the Yaba College of Technology, YabaTech, Engr. Obafemi  Omokungbe has tasked scholars in the Schools of Art in Nigeria's higher Institutions of learning to come up with recommendations that would improve on the curriculum, in order to move art education forward in the country

Omokungbe represented by Deputy Rector, Academics Dr. (Mrs.) T. A. Ukabam, gave the charge while declaring open an inaugural meeting meeting of Art Schools lecturers in Nigeria  held recently  at the Yusuf Grillo auditorium of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).

The inaugural meeting was  part of activities marking the first year anniversary of Yaba Art Museum

The meeting convened by Yaba Art Museum was aimed at bringing together creative intermediaries and representatives of Art Schools across Higher Education Institutions in Nigeria to critically discuss and work out possible solutions, collaborations and development plans towards Art Museum across Nigeria’s Tertiary Education sphere.

The representative board of trustee Yaba Art Museum, Engr. Yemisi Adedoyin Shyllon, founder / CEO of Omooba Yemisi Adedoyon Shyllon Art Foundation and who is also currently Nigeria’s largest private art collector, spoke on challenges facing the art sector in Nigeria. 

He frowned at our collective attitude towards art work, especially ethnographic art work whom because of religious indoctrination are now labelled or seen as juju. 

He kicked against the restitution of the stolen because when they are brought back we lack the capacity to preserve the art work. .

Earlier, Mr Mackemjika Dabesaki spoke in support of restitution of the lost or stolen ethnographic art work to be brought back to their abode.

During a chat with the curator of the museum, Dr. Odun Orimolade, she revealed that the Yaba Art Museum is not just a museum for only showcasing artworks, but is also an education-based institution.

Yaba Art Museum, a project funded by Ford Foundation was recently listed as one of Lagos State Tourism sites by Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Art & Culture, like the Museum, since it was unveiled in November 2020  has been at the forefront of presenting Art Exhibition that supports Youth Advocacy, Social Justice, Sexual Harassment Gender-Based Violence.

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