2023 NUST Cultural Festival lights up campus
The Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) finally hosted their annual Cultural Festival again since the COVID-19 pandemic. The Festival celebrates diversity among students, faculty, and staff and serve as a stage where individuals from diverse backgrounds can proudly present their unique traditions, customs, and heritage.
The annual Cultural Festival marked a triumphant return to normalcy following the social distancing protocols imposed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event was a celebration of culture, heritage, and resilience that unfolded over three unforgettable days under the theme, Roots Revival: Celebrating Cultural Heritage.
The Cultural Festival kicked off with an Official Opening Ceremony on the NUST Lower Campus on Wednesday, 30 August 2023. The air buzzed with excitement as students and visitors gathered in anticipation of the festivities. The Keynote Address was delivered by NUST Vice-Chancellor, Dr Erold Naomab, who emphasised the importance of a cultural festival in serving as a catalyst for fostering science, technology, innovation, and sustainability. “The NUST Cultural Festival is a declaration of our commitment to nurturing a generation of thinkers, creators, and leaders who understand the intricate dance between culture and technology,” he said.
NUST’s Lower Campus came alive with vivid illustrations portraying Namibia’s rich and diverse cultural heritage by traditional dance troupes. Onlookers were treated to traditional dances in tune with rhythmic beats coloured by the resplendent attire of the dancers. The Flea Market allowed visitors to explore unique crafts, clothing, and artifacts that tell stories of our heritage.