Cultural Affairs Office at the Ministry of Education organizes training aimed at transferring oral tradition
The Cultural Affairs Office at the Ministry of Education organized training to 26 youth with the objective of transferring oral tradition.
Asmara, 26 January 2014- The Cultural Affairs Office at the Ministry of Education organized training to 26 youth with the objective of transferring oral tradition.
In a speech he delivered during the closing ceremony held on 23 January at Amba-Soira Hotel, Mr. Semere Russom, Minister of Education, expressed that the training is being provided to revive the traditional folklore of the country and saving them from extinction, and called on veteran folklorists to play due role in transferring their expertise to the youth.
Mr. Solomon Tsehaye, Director of Cultural Affairs in the Ministry, on his part explained that the training has been the first of its kind and is aimed at ensuring the sustainability of oral tradition, and called on the youth to demonstrate interest and learn from veteran folklorists.
Folklorist Mr. Zere Gebremariam indicated that oral tradition is part of art that narrates history, forecasts the future and brings harmony among society, and called on the youth to shoulder responsibility in ensuring the sustainability of the national oral traditions and transfer them to posterity.
Among the trainees, Mr. Mohammed-Seid and Mr. Nemariam Netsereab articulated appreciation for the training they have been provided and expressed readiness to ensure that the oral traditions are transferred to generations.
Minister Semere Russom handed over certificates to the trainees.