ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn says the Adwa Pan-African University to be built in the northern market town of Adwa, about 580 kilometres north of here, will not only dwell on the history of Ethiopian heroism but will also teach and carry out research on the history of colonialism in the whole Africa.
He said this when he, accompanied by visiting Ugandan Preisdent Yoweri Museveni, laid the foundation stone for the university at Adwa town, enshrined in Ethiopian history as the scene of the Battle of Adwa, a landmark event in the history of Ethiopia in which the Ethiopian peoples' strong unity and identity were demonstrated.
Ethiopians from all walks of life, irrespective of ethnicity, social and economic background, converged on Adwa to repulse colonial aggression of Italian troops.
The Adwa Pan-African University will be a centre in which the coming generation will have opportunity to know the history of Adwa and also conduct research on the history of the country in relation to Adwa, the Prime Minister noted.
He lamented that Ethiopians and the owners of this history had not done anything apart from celebrating the event every year while black people around the world had been busy conducting research on the history of Adwa. He said the government would continue to provide every necessary support for the realization of the university.
President Museveni said the Adwa Pan-African University would be a centre for history and acquisition of knowledge.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK