By Prince Kori
The University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka, Enugu State, will this weekend host a maiden ‘international and interdisciplinary’ conference on witchcraft.
With the theme as: “Witchcraft: Meaning, factors, and practices”, the conference is organized by the Professor B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research in UNN.
It will hold between November 26 and November 27 at the Energy Center of the University’s main campus in Nsukka.
Professor David Ker, a former vice-chancellor of Benue State University, is listed as the Keynote Speaker; while Lead Paper presenters will be Professors Damian Opata and P.J. Ezeh.
It was gathered that Charles Igwe, UNN Vice-Chancellor, is the chief host, while Egodi Uchendu, who is the Director, B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research, is the host.
Witchcraft, often describe as a practice of magic and sorcery, has remained an interesting and controversial topic in Africa, with many people not very versed in the probably limited research and academic dimensions as being offered by the upcoming UNN conference.