Mike Musisi-Musoke, Wakiso
A campaign for a major shift of the country’s education system at all levels to reflect more cultural virtues than foreign interests is to be launched on 9th September by a network of elitist Ugandans from many sectors.
High level individuals from the education, health, environment, business, gender and human rights concerns coming together under an advocacy platform called Business Friends Africa (BFA) are spearheading the campaign.
Besides pushing for a rise in the quality of the country’s education, BFA wants to see changes in the existing system of land ownership and use system which in their opinion, limits production to a few individuals and leaves the majority out in the cold.
Addressing members on Saturday in a meeting that convened at Mugwanya Preparatory School Kabojja in Wakiso district, the Director for Research at the Ministry of Health’s Natural Chemotherapeutics Research Institute Dr. Grace Nambatya Kyeyune disclosed that Nkozi University has already taken strides in this direction by incorporating a touch of culture in their curriculum.
The visiting President of the Nigerian prestigious Sub Saharan Open University Dr. Osita Anieweka suggested to BFA members to lobby education employment authorities to build work forces that are passionate about nature and a visdion for change and innovations.
BFA Chief Executive Dr. Dan Mayanja Lule said the quality education campaign to be launched on 9th September at MOSA Courts in Kampala is to include a trade fair exhibition, a series of professional exhibitions and a procession from Makerere University to the venue.
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