GHANAIAN STUDENTS AT UJ DOING THEIR THING ON CAMPUS.
For the first time, Ghanaian students of the University of Johannesburg have actively participated in this year’s International Students’ Festival, which is organized by the University to promote and encourage cultural diversity.
The event which was held on 16th September, 2016, at the Kingsway Campus of the University, saw a colourful display of the cultures and traditions of over thirty participating countries to an audience of over five thousand, including students and faculty members.
The Ghanaian students put together a splendid performance to showcase Ghana’s diverse culture and traditions, and participated in all of the activities of the festival which included a catwalk, cultural performance, display of artifacts, and cooking and serving of local dishes. In the catwalk session, Ghana’s colourful Kente clothe and the smock (Fugu) were displayed.
The students also cooked and served some Ghanaian staples, such as Fufu with light soup, Kenkey with Ghana-style grinded pepper, as well as yam with garden eggs stew.
Together with the Ahenfo Cultural Entertainers, a Ghanaian cultural group based in Johannesburg, the students performed several Ghanaian dances to the cheers and admiration of the university community and the general public gathered for the event.
The Ghana High Commission highly commends the efforts of our Ghanaian students at the University of Johannesburg, and would like to encourage other Student Groups and Associations to take advantage of such festivals, and if possible create avenues, to showcase and project our motherland, Ghana.