Although Uganda’s education curriculum is drastically changing, religious studies and civic education need not to be ignored.
This is according to the parliamentary Leader of Opposition Hon Betty Aol Ochan, who yesterday reminded fellow MPs both religious and civic education are fundamental in raising a morally upright and patriotic population.
The current deficiency in these disciplines, she says, has given rise to a breed of vagabonds she referred to in her language as ‘Agwo,’ who are wreaking havoc.
“They are causing a lot of insecurity to many innocent people even women returning to their homes from market… Something needs to be done about it because we are sitting on a time bomb”, Aol said.
Meanwhile David Bahati the state minister for finance has announced Adjumani as the venue for the World Population Day celebrations slated for 11th July.
This year’s event will be held under the theme “Renewing the promise of empowering Uganda’s youth for great socio economic transformation”.
Bahati says focus is bent on achieving middle income status as envisioned under Vision 2040.
Although the HIV/Aids prevalence rate has stagnated, Bahati says government has introduced 90/90/90 strategy to scale up treatment initiatives, reduce and prevent new infections.
However, he says prevalence rates have stagnated and treatment remains expensive.