Welcome Remarks by St. Bonaventure University Dean of Studies Godfrey Marera MA

at the World Philosophy day 2021

The Minister of Education, Hon. Douglas Syakalima

Representatives from the Ministry of Health,

All Government Officials

The Chairman of the Executive Board for SBU and his Executive members present

All Religious Superiors and Representatives of various Religious congregations present

Representatives of Our Sponsors, Savendah

Representatives of Different Universities Present, UNZA, Cavendish, Unilus, St. Dominic, St. Augustine, Kabwe

All teaching and non teaching staff from SBU and all the participating universities

All Students from SBU, UNZA, Cavendish, Unilus, St. Dominic, St. Augustine and other learning Institutions here present,

All invited Guests here present,

Good Morning.

I would like to please welcome you to this year’s World Philosophy Day.

World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) with the following objectives:

· to renew the national, subregional, regional and international commitment to philosophy;

· to foster philosophical analysis, research and studies on major contemporary issues, so as to respond more effectively to the challenges that are confronting humanity today;

· to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its critical use in the choices arising for many societies from the effects of globalization or entry into modernity;

· to appraise the state of philosophy teaching throughout the world, with special emphasis on unequal access;

· to underline the importance of the universalization of philosophy teaching for future generations.

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