The government has finalised plans to introduce patriotism lectures in all universities and other institutions of higher learning across the country.
The Minister for Presidency, Ms Milly Babalanda, made the remarks on Tuesday during a meeting with Mwangaza African Revolutionary Study Groups, who are charged with the responsibility of teaching ideological principles among university students.
“Today, all the graduates leave college to run to politics when they are not ideologically prepared, so your decision to target universities is a very good one,” Ms Babalanda said, and pledged to rally Resident District Commissioners and Resident City Commissioners to promote and support the initiative in their respective local governments.
Senior presidential advisor, who doubles as the chairperson of Mwangaza governing council, Mr David Mafabi, said the President has consistently identified ideological disorientation as the major bottleneck in Africa’s development.
Mr Mafabi said at least six universities have gained from the Field Outreach Programme.
These are Muni, Arua, Gulu, Lira, Kabale and Makerere University Business School Mbarara campus. Teso, Elgon, Bukedi, Busoga, Rwenzori and central zones are to receive the services in September and October.
The major objectives of Mwangaza among others, is to help multiple ideological study groups in Uganda, East Africa, Africa and its diaspora to be committed to the examination of, the management of society, consolidation of patriotic national statehood and securing the strategic interests of the African people and insuring our future through accelerated political and economic integration.