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Vice-Chancellor Hosts Muslim Students to Iftar Dinner

  • 18th Apr, 2023 8:44pm
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In many parts of the world, it is common for leaders to host Iftar dinners during the holy month of Ramadan. This evening, our Vice-Chancellor Professor Francisca Oladipo hosted the Muslim students to Iftar, providing them with an opportunity to break their fast together and celebrate this important occasion. The Iftar dinner with the students was held in the university’s cafeteria and was attended by a diverse group of Muslim students and staff joined by other members of the university management.
During the Iftar, the Vice-Chancellor delivered a speech, highlighting the importance of diversity and inclusivity in the university community and pointed out that hosting the Iftar dinner was one way to show support to our Muslim students and acknowledge the importance of their faith and traditions. She also added the TAU experience is more than just academic achievement; but about fostering a sense of belonging and creating a supportive environment for all students. The Iftar dinner therefore provided an opportunity for the university community to come together as a family, to share in the breaking of fast, and to learn from each other's experiences.
Speaking during the event, the Registrar, Mallam Usman Abdulkadir Yakubu emphasized the significance of Ramadan and the role it plays in fostering unity, empathy, and compassion among individuals of different backgrounds. According to him, “Ramadan is a special time for Muslims around the world. It is a time of self-reflection, spiritual renewal, and community building. It is a time when we come together with our families, friends, and neighbours to break our fast and share in the blessings of this holy month.”
The Iftar dinner provided an excellent opportunity for the students to connect with one another and share their experiences and traditions. It was a meaningful and memorable event that helped to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding within the college community. 
The Vice-Chancellor's decision to host Muslim students to Iftar reflects the university's commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and cultural awareness. It is a positive step towards creating a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community, regardless of their background or beliefs.
The Iftar is an evening meal that marks the end of daily fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Ramadan Mubarak to all of our Muslim students and community members.

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