Church of Uganda Archbishop Stanley Ntagali has hailed Ndejje University for championing the integration of Christian Ethics in all academic courses offered to students.
The Archbishop also vehemently opposed and warned the country about the importation of negative colonial values that have impacted negatively on the country’s moral fabrics. He made the scathing attacks on the colonial negative tendencies during his first pastoral visit to Ndejje University Main Campus, Luwero, yesterday.
Archbishop Ntagali said the teaching of Christian ethics in educational institutions was the best holistic approach in churning out balanced and upright Ugandan citizens. He pledged assistance and total support towards development of the university. “This is the way to go if we are to nurture children and the country’s leadership that is upright and focused. The country needs to decide and determine its destiny and not depend on imported negative colonial values,” he said in response to the controversial comprehensive sexuality education being taught in schools. His Grace expressed fear about the comprehensive sexuality education curriculum already spread to over 100 schools in the country which included church founded institutions. He blasted the Ministry of Education for being silent when such harmful syllabus content such as homosexuality was being taught in Ugandan schools.
Ugandan media reports has exposed about 100 schools which were tricked by a foreign organization into training teachers and students on homosexuality and how to become intimate with their partners among other things. Welcoming the Archbishop to the university, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eriabu Lugujjo said Ndejje University was in the process of starting Law and Medicine courses soon.
The vice chancellor said the Christian Ethics core course was incorporated in all courses to bring up moral ethics in the university’s graduates. “Our goal is not to establish a general privately owned university and also swell the number of higher education institutions but to guide a university with a difference as a centre of innovation to exploit national endowment and tap international opportunities,” Prof. Lugujjo said. The archbishop later inspected the laboratories at the Faculty of Engineering that boasted of state of the art science equipment. He also visited the woodball sport manufacturing equipment plant at the Main Campus.
Ndejje University is the sole producer of International Woodball Federation (IWbF) approved woodball equipment for the Africa and Asian market.