Professor Mammo Muchie has made a speech on Ethiopianism in an aim to building solidarity among Ethiopians. He also gave a lecture on research and publication in another session.
The speaker, Professor Mamo Muchie, who is by profession a professor of science, technology and innovation, raised an issue which appears far from his field of study. He happens to be more interested in history and particularly on Ethiopian history as a response to eternal love for his country. He said his love and obsession with knowing more about Ethiopia has grown high when he experienced how people in South African countries react to Ethiopians and Ethiopianism philosophy. This experience, he argues, informs him that Ethiopians don’t know themselves and how powerful their impact is at global level.
The professor said Ethiopianism as a philosophy and religion has emerged after the historical defeat of the white colonizers by Ethiopians who were determined to declare their freedom at any cost. Due to this, Ethiopians have become spiritual strength to all the colonized because of Adwa that recorded the defeat of the white colonizers by the fearless and high-spirited Ethiopians. The professor added, the victory of Adwa has electrified the spirit of resistance and the urge for emancipation among the colonized.
While putting the contribution of Ethiopian people to the world, he said that Ethiopia did not provide material help to the world but spiritual public good by defying colonial aggression. In conclusion to his talk, the professor urge the audience and the academic community to craft the ‘third Ethiopian manifesto’ that will help transcend Ethiopia to a new high in every parameter.
The professor in his second session talked about research and the tips that help academicians in publishing in highly rated reputable journals. The president of Bahir Dar University Dr. Firew Tegegn on the occasion handed professor Mammo a letter appointing him as an adjunct professor at the Institute of Technology, Bahir Dar University.
In the event, the university’s officials, teachers, students and other interested people both from the university and outside participated.