By Our Reporter
Students from the Islamic University In Uganda, (IUIU) have asked fellow Africans to use technology as backup for culture in order to protect and preserve African Culture.
The students used poetry, drama and cultural cuisines to present Africa’s cultural heritage that slowly getting eradicated by technology.
The activities were held in celebration of the inaugural OIC_OCI cultural event in Africa, that was held at Islamic University Female Campus Kabojja.
Speaking at the two days event that was scheduled for June 11 and 12, the University rector, Prof. Dr. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda urged students to always practice, respect, promote and preserve the African culture as it speaks so much of their origin.
“I will speak about this cloth am putting on (Kanzu) it is well and highly respected cloth in our culture here in Buganda and that’s why you see people putting it on when going to ask for a woman’s hand in marriage,” he said
He believes that substituting the African Culture is same as demolishing “our own culture.”
Delivering the Key note speech, Ghanian Prof. Ousman Murzik Kobo Called for the establishment of more Islamic Universities In Uganda to multiply the success of the existing IUIU.
“We need more IUIU because we are all witnesses to its success, in Islam, knowledge is key. IUIU has made tremendous success.
He noted that Lacking privately owned Islamic Universities in Uganda is constraining knowledge transfer and African empowerment.
Mr. Muzamir Mukwatampola, the commissioner for higher education at the Ministry of education and sports who represented Dr. Chrysostom Muyingo, the state Minister of Higher Education applauded IUIU for it’s contribution for Human resource in the country. He also urged people to appreciate the cultural diversity with in.