Kampala, 16 November, 2022 / 8:42 pm (ACI Africa).
The Executive Secretary of the Commission for Education of the Uganda Episcopal Conference (UEC) has called on the government of the East African nation to make Christian Religious Education (CRE) compulsory at all secondary school levels in “church-founded schools” in the country.
Addressing members of the Amanya Mushega-led Education Policy Review Commission in the country’s capital, Kampala, on Monday, November 14, Fr. Ronald Reagan Okello also called on the Yoweri Museveni-led government to meet teaching practice expenses at both public and private universities.
Fr. Okello underscored the value of the subject at all levels in secondary school, saying, “The teaching of CRE, which is compulsory in Senior One and Two and an elective for candidates and semi-candidates, is important to impart Christian values and integrity and rehabilitate the morals of Ugandans.”
The Ugandan Catholic Priest added, “The teaching of CRE will help shape early an individual’s conscience and character and save the country from pervasive challenges of homosexuality, drug abuse, alcoholism and teenage pregnancies.”
“This is why we want the government to make CRE compulsory in church-founded schools,” Fr. Okello told members of the Education Policy Review Commission.