Training

1.The Nigerian Copyright Academy provides services which are designed around three broad areas of its mandate as follows:
– Training (Short and Long Term);
– Curriculum Development and Advisory Services;
– Research and Publishing.

2.1 Training Programmes
The NCA designs and maintains training programmes, which cater for the general and individual needs of diverse groups. These may be short-term programmes or long-term programmes as the case may be.

I. Short Term Programmes:
• Induction and orientation courses for new staff of NCC.
• Training for copyright industry stakeholders (Collective Management Organisations and copyright related establishments).
• Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Courses on Copyright and Related Rights for Professionals (Lawyers, Media Practitioners, Academics, Publishers, etc).
• Roundtables and Colloquia for Judges, Policy makers and Legislators.
• Sectoral Workshops on Copyright for Practitioners in the Book, Film, Music, Broadcast, and Related Industries.
• Specialised Training for In-House Counsel and Legal Advisers on general area of Intellectual Property and Copyright.
• Annual Copyright Lecture Series.

II. Long Term Programmes:
• Certificate/Diploma Programmes in collaboration with established training institutions.
• Introductory Modules on IP/Copyright in Training Institutions of Enforcement Agencies and other relevant institutions (Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Film Institute, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Training Schools).
• Facilitation of Participation of Professionals in Government and Private Sector in the WIPO Training Programmes (WIPO Distance Learning Courses; WIPO Post Graduate Studies in IP; and Summer Academies).

2.2 Curriculum Development and Advisory Service:
This is designed to advance IP teaching and research in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
• Development of Model Syllabus for IP teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Nigeria;
• Development of teaching manuals for Intellectual Property Law Course Materials for Nigerian Universities;
• Identification and development of research themes;
• Fostering of effective mentoring of young IP Teachers and Researchers and building of peer linkages;
• Collaboration with interested Law Faculties to organise refresher and sensitisation workshops for lecturers and students, respectively.

2.3 Research and Publishing:
The NCI aims to support the teaching of IP through the publication of monographs, journals and special publications on IP. The publications are meant to address the problem of dearth of reading materials on copyright.
• Journal of Intellectual Property Law (Annual Publication);
• Quarterly Monogram Series;
• Nigerian Copyright Law Reports
• Publication of compilation of workshop papers of the NCC.

3. COMPOSITION OF FACULTY
The NCI maintains a faculty of IP experts drawn from staff of the NCC with requisite qualification as well as IP experts and academics outside the Commission.

4. CONTACT PERSONS FOR TRAININGS:
i. Michael Akpan -michael.akpan@copyright.gov.ng; myke_oakpan@yahoo.com
(+234 901 900 3211; +234 802 335 1216)

ii. Collins Nweke – osondu.nweke@copyright.gov.ng; nwekeosonducollins@yahoo.com; (+234 805 595 8357)