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An International Conference on the Life and Songs of Alhaji Sa’idu Faru “Malamin Waƙa Mai Kwana Ɗumi Na Mamman Na Balaraba”

1.0 Introduction

As a friendly reminder, the Tasambo JLLC is owned and managed by the Department of Languages and Cultures, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria. We are delighted to announce that our esteemed department is currently in the process of organizing a significant international conference with the following details:

Event Title:

An International Conference on the Life and Songs of Alhaji Sa’idu Faru “Malamin Waƙa Mai Kwana Ɗumi Na Mamman Na Balaraba”

Conference Theme:

Makaɗa Sa’idu Faru: 4 Decades of Hausa Royal Songs

Honoring:

His Eminence, The 19th Sultan, Alhaji Muhammadu Macciɗo Abubakar III

Organized by:

Department of Languages and Cultures, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State, Nigeria

2.0 Major Areas (Sub-Themes)

Makada Sa'idu Faru: 

  1. Archiving and documenting the works of Makada Sa’idu Faru
  2. Makada Sa’idu Faru and culture
  3. Makada Sa’idu Faru and economy
  4. Makada Sa’idu Faru and ICT
  5. Makada Sa’idu Faru and language
  6. Makada Sa’idu Faru and literature
  7. Makada Sa’idu Faru and modernity
  8. Makada Sa’idu Faru and societies
  9. Makada Sa’idu Faru in the world of tongue twisting (karangiya)
  10. Makada Sa’idu Faru: Personality, relationships and history
  11. Makada Sa’idu Faru’s verses and sustainable development
  12. Studies in the songs of Makada Sa’idu Faru
  13. The place of Makada Sa’idu Faru in security, peace, stability and conflict resolution
  14. The place of Makada Sa’idu Faru’s verses in education

We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the rich cultural heritage encapsulated in the life and songs of Alhaji Sa’idu Faru. This conference, titled "An International Conference on the Life and Songs of Alhaji Sa’idu Faru 'Malamin Waƙa Mai Kwana Ɗumi Na Mamman Na Balaraba'," promises to be a profound exploration of the influential Hausa Royal Songs over the past four decades.

3.0 Join the Team of Presenters

To enhance communication and collaboration among participants, we are establishing a dynamic WhatsApp group dedicated to the conference. This platform aims to serve as a vital medium principally to help in three ways :

1. Information Dissemination and Updates: The group will act as a central hub for the swift dissemination of crucial information and updates related to the conference. Participants will receive notifications for important announcements, discussions, and any changes in the schedule. This feature ensures that everyone is well-informed and engaged throughout the conference preparation and execution phases.

2. Resource Sharing: As an academic gathering, we recognize the importance of providing valuable resources to aid in the development of research papers. The WhatsApp group will serve as a repository for essential documents and audio materials relevant to the conference themes. These resources may include audio recordings of royal songs, historical texts, visual materials such as pictures, and other pertinent documents. This initiative aims to equip academics with rich source material, fostering a deeper understanding of the subject matter and enhancing the quality of their research contributions.

3. Interactive Forum for Queries: The group will offer a platform for members to pose questions, seek clarifications, and engage in discussions related to the conference or specific aspects of their research papers. This interactive forum is designed to facilitate a collaborative environment where participants can benefit from the collective knowledge and expertise of their peers. By addressing queries in advance, participants can refine their research papers with accurate and relevant data well before the presentation date, ensuring a polished and impactful scholarly contribution.

3.1 How to Join

To join our dedicated WhatsApp group for the conference or to ask any questions regarding the event, please follow these simple steps:

Contact Information: Kindly reach out to Arabi, M. Umar or Abu-Ubaida Sani, who are overseeing the coordination of the group and managing conference-related inquiries. You can contact them via:

Arabi M. Umar
Email: arabiumar@fugusau.edu.ng
Phone: +2347062052814

Abu-Ubaida Sani
Email: abu-ubaidallah@fugusau.edu.ng
WhatsApp (only): +2348133529736

Requesting to Join: When contacting us, please provide your full name, your institutional affiliation or professional designation, and your contact information. This will help us verify your identity and ensure that all members in the group are relevant to the conference.

Confirmation and Access: Once your request is reviewed and approved, you will receive a confirmation message along with an invitation link to join the WhatsApp group.

Participation in Discussions: After joining, feel free to introduce yourself and participate actively in discussions, share insights, or ask questions related to the conference. We encourage a collaborative and respectful environment for all members.

Staying Informed: Regular updates, resources, and important announcements will be shared in the group. Stay active to keep abreast of the latest information and engage with fellow academics and professionals.

3.2 Guidelines

As you join our dedicated WhatsApp group for the conference, we kindly ask you to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure a focused and productive environment:

Academic Focus: The primary purpose of this group is to facilitate academic discussions related to the conference. It serves as a platform for sharing information, discussing conference themes, and collaborating on research-related topics.

Content Guidelines: We respectfully request that all members refrain from posting content that is not directly related to the conference. This includes, but is not limited to, discussions on political issues, religious topics, and casual pleasantries. While we recognize the importance of these subjects, we wish to maintain the group's focus on academic and conference-specific matters.

Respect and Professionalism: We encourage a respectful and professional tone in all communications within the group. Members are expected to interact with courtesy and maintain a supportive environment conducive to academic discourse.

Relevance of Contributions: Please ensure that your contributions to the group discussions are relevant to the conference themes and beneficial to the academic community involved. This will help in keeping the conversations constructive and aligned with our collective goals.

Adherence to Guidelines: Non-compliance with these guidelines may result in removal from the group to preserve the quality and focus of discussions. Our aim is to provide a space that is both respectful and beneficial for all members.

We believe that the establishment of this WhatsApp group will not only streamline communication but also foster a sense of community among conference participants. Your active engagement in this group will contribute to the success of the conference by promoting a collaborative and supportive environment for academic endeavors. We look forward to the vibrant discussions and shared insights that will undoubtedly enrich the overall conference experience.

4.0 Conference Fees and Payment Options

The LOC is pleased to announce the following reduced conference fees, ensuring that financial challenges do not hinder anyone from attending the conference. Rest assured, these subsidies will not compromise the conference's quality, including provisions for meals, conference materials, and the diverse recreational activities and cultural displays planned for the event.

Presenters: ₦20,000
Postgraduate Presenters: ₦15,000
Undergraduate Presenters: ₦5,000
International Presenters (African Countries): $30
International Presenters (Non-African Countries): $60

All payments in Naira (₦) should be remitted to the departmental  United Bank for Africa (UBA)  account:

Bank: United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Account Number: 1026885534
Account Name: Department of Languages and Cultures

All payments in Dollars ($) should be made through PayPal: 
amsoshi2017@gmail.com

For payment-related inquiries or to submit your payment receipts, please use:

📌 Email: delac@fugusau.edu.ng
📌 WhatsApp: +2347062052814


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