Government to Introduce Ethics Subject to Curb Moral Degeneration

Government to Introduce Ethics Subject to Curb Moral Degeneration

The new development was announced by the NCDC deputy director, Ms Bernadette Karuhanga during a dialogue between the Office of the Inspector General of Government and Education ministry officials in Kampala last Friday.

“We are also mindful of the loss of values. If we can get funding to procure materials, we should be ready to roll it out. We are coming up with guidelines for assessing subjects that are currently not assessed by Uneb (Uganda National Examinations Board) and are looking at assessing values,” Ms Karuhanga said.

Hon. Janet Museveni, the Minister of Education, however challenged teachers who will teach the discipline to uphold moral values as well and be exemplary to their students.

“Teaching ethics and integrity as a lesson in class is not an easy thing because you must practice ethics and integrity to know how to pass it on to a child,” Ms Museveni said.

According to Ms Pauline Nansamba,the officer in the IGG’s Directorate of Legal Affairs, 20 per cent of corruption cases registered in 2018 were from the education sector.

“Although we put ethical value and anti-corruption studies on the curriculum, teachers will only put emphasis on the examinable subjects so that their students can pass highly. I recommend that a student is given two reports, one on academics and the other on ethical performance,” State Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Lokodo.

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