The Creative Practical Arts (CPA) Department of the Eastern Polytechnic College in Kenema city has last Friday observed a cultural day at the college campus along Combema road in the city.
Addressing his audience the Dean of Faculty of Education and Community Development Studies (CDS) Mohamed Morie Gendemeh underscored the importance of the event in the educational curriculum noting that the event is first of its kind since the college became Eastern Polytechnic. Mr. Gendemeh adds that the college is not only focusing on the teaching of students in the western type of education, but also teaching the cultural education as well to help the students to learn and practice their own culture for them to be a stakeholder of their culture. Mohamed Gendemeh assured the students that the Eastern Polytechnic college will not relent in their duties to give them the adequate and right education that will help them all contribute to their human resource development and to the development of the nation as a whole so that generations yet unborn will benefit. He encourages all and sundry not to neglect their culture for the European culture, saying that their own culture shows the type of people they are in any community they found themselves.
Officially declaring the occasion open the Vice Principal of the Eastern Polytechnic College Mrs. Adelaide Johnson remarked that the cultural day of exhibition of the college was previously approved by the academic board of the Eastern Polytechnic College in order to ensure the preservation of the Sierra Leonean culture. She added that even though our culture is fast diffusing and is being influenced by Western culture all should work hard to preserve it by all cost so that it can be passed from one generation to another generation in this nation. Mrs. Johnson commended the Creative and Practical Arts Department of the Eastern Polytechnic College for organizing the event saying that it would be observed every year.
Cultural performance climaxed the occasion.