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Professor Mellitus Wanyama Delivers Inspiring Public Lecture at UNIVEN's Africa Day Celebration

Kabarak University is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of Professor Mellitus Wanyama, who was recently invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the University of Venda's (UNIVEN) Africa Day celebration.

Professor Wanyama's lecture, titled "21st Century Skills and Cultural Perspectives for Socio-economic Empowerment in Africa,"  explored the concept of Pan-Africanism and its potential to unite the continent for collective prosperity. He emphasized the critical role of education, innovation, and cultural sensitivity in driving social and economic progress across Africa.

His insightful address not only shed light on the continent's challenges but also highlighted its vast potential and offered a roadmap for a brighter future. Professor Wanyama's message resonated deeply with the audience, reminding them that Africa's future lies in the hands of its people and the power of solidarity.

Professor Mellitus Wanyama (second from left), flanked by UNIVEN staff members, after delivering a Public Lecture on Africa Day

Nhlonipho Lubisi, a Bachelor of Education student at UNIVEN, described attending the lecture as an "eye-opening experience." Lubisi was particularly struck by Professor Wanyama's passion for African progress.

"His words resonated deeply with me," Lubisi said. "I realized the importance of promoting a culture of innovation, supporting educational initiatives, and respecting cultural diversity in our pursuit of a prosperous Africa. As a future educator, I now have a renewed sense of purpose, knowing that I can play a role in creating a brighter future for our continent."

The UNIVEN Africa Day celebration extended beyond Professor Wanyama's lecture. Students, staff, and community members participated in a vibrant display of African culture, showcasing the continent's unique heritage and traditions through performances, discussions, and thought-provoking speeches. The day culminated in a high-energy Africa Day Talent Show, featuring a diverse range of performances that celebrated the rich cultural tapestry of Africa.

Kabarak University is committed to promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing across Africa. We are honored that Professor Wanyama's expertise and passion for Africa's development were shared at this important event.



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