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Culture too important

Do the majority of people who claim to be involved in culture truly understand what is culture? This includes Andrew Senior, who I met once during his assignment.

A long division sum that starts off wrong in the first line can’t work out right. The definition of culture often touted by officials and some so-called cultural workers demonstrates that there is the need for cultural education especially on the role of culture in national development.

For the most part, there is a lot of unintelligent mouthings and writings, little research and less documentation. Culture is too important for us and our children to be so ignorant about what it is. We have to start over since the NCF was founded and developed as a visual and performing arts institution rather than a cultural institution.

Matthew Arnold’s class-based definition of culture is not correct and irrelevant to our present situation.

— Kofi Akobi

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