Nigerian Academy of Letters Holds Biennial Conference on Democratic Experiences

Nigerian Academy of Letters Holds Biennial Conference on Democratic Experiences

Nigerian Academy of Letters Holds Biennial Conference on Democratic Experiences

 

The Nigerian Academy of Letters (NAL) has commenced its second Biennial Conference at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

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The conference, themed "The Humanities and Nigeria's Democratic Experience," brings together scholars in arts and humanities to share insights on Nigeria's democratic journey.

 

Keynote speaker, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja, highlighted Nigeria's transition to democratic governance and the challenges that persist. He emphasized the role of humanities in addressing the country's predicaments through education, critical thinking, and civic engagement.

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Acting Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Professor Joseph I. Ikechebelu, welcomed participants and emphasized the importance of the conference theme. President of NAL, Professor Sola Akinrinade, noted that the conference provides an avenue to review Nigeria's democratic experience and chart a way forward.

 

The conference features parallel sessions on sub-themes such as democracy, language, literature, and philosophy. Participants include scholars from various Nigerian universities.