By Habeebullahi Abdulwasiu
Students of the Department of Mass Communication, Adekunle Ajasin University has been praised by the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of the University, Professor Francis Oyebade for showcasing culture in a unique way.
The presentation which was in partial fulfilment of MAC 106, African Communications Systems was ostentation by groups of students representing different tribes in Africa. Among the tribes are; Efik, Ikwerre, Yoruba, Ijaw, Zulu, Himba, Masai, Ibibio among others.
Professor Francis commended the students for their presentation and he hoped it could affect people in growing their culture.
“One of the most important things about culture is for one to take pride in it, and everybody would feel proud to be a Nigerian. With this kind of presentation, we can sustain patriotism towards our culture” he said.
Professor Francis, a professor in the Department of Linguistics, implored youths to involve themselves in cultural activities and regarded someone who lost his culture has lost his life.
In her own reaction, Dr Mrs Sade Ade-Johnson, a lecturer in charge of the course, stated that the course was to illuminate the values of the culture in Africa and to make students know how best to interact with people from different tribes.
Amongst the things presented by each tribe include their food, greetings, dancing steps, marriage celebration, and cultural activities among others.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion are lecturers from different departments of the University.