By Prisca Adaeze Nenger
The management, staff and students of Kampala International University (KIU) join other Ugandans to commemorate her 56th Independence Anniversary today, being 9th October, 2018.
Uganda Independence Day is a day to celebrate Uganda's freedom from British colonial rule, which ended in 1962. On this day in history (October 9, 1962), Britain granted independence to Uganda, from her colonial administration, thus making Apollo Milton Obote - a Ugandan, the substantive political leader, being that he led the struggle to independence from British colonial rule.
The Independence Day being a national holiday starts with National Prayer Breakfast on the eve, and subsequently is celebrated with talk shows, public lecture, parades, games, cultural shows, among others, on the Independence Day proper.
At KIU, the celebration came as a revival of our true African Identity as Dr. Prince Kiwanuka, J. Wasajja of KIU College of Education, Open and Distance Learning (CEODL), held a Public Lecture tagged. How did Africa go wrong? Are Africans still Africans? at the Senate Board Room, on Monday 8th October, 2018, in commemoration of Uganda's independence from the colonial era.
The Lecture, which showcased a brief trace of Africa's and African history, including the impact of colonialism and modernism, focused on the issues that justifies the impact of neo-colonialism, and therefore suggested ways to rediscover our true identity as Africans, one of which is to revive our education curriculum (from the British curriculum that has been till date), in line with what really identifies us as Africans, among others.
KIU community therefore celebrates with all Ugandans on this special day of ours.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA!!