A lot of things can be said about how academics can be improved, except what I am going to say. All these so-called traditional schools in the country, if you notice were all religious-founded.
And at the time when they were under the leadership of the Church, it is still looked up to as the good old days.
This reminds me of what someone said: â€œEducation without God, simply makes someone a clever devilâ€ â€” but not educated.
The more we pull God out of our education, the worse we degenerate morally, spiritually, academically and discipline wise. You cannot talk of discipline and morals without God.
When we are leaving in days where we are saying truth is relative, we can not have sound education. Today, most people are popularising the notion of our country being a secular nation, a situation similar to our education and every sphere of influence in our nation.
Secular means devoid of God. So how can we declare our nation and education being devoid of God, while at the same time claim that our motto is For God and my Country, that is what the Bible calls hypocrisy, and the Bible promises that if we are neither hot nor cold, God will spit us out of his mouth. Could it be that Mwiri and our nation at large are experiencing the effects of being spat out by God?
I am longing for a time when schools will again teach our children that God, created the universe. I am longing for a time when our children will learn from school, that God makes a bean seed grow, other than moisture, water and warmth alone. I long for times where what is learned in school is in agreement with what is learned in church and home.
That is my passion and cry and I believe it is one of the chief problems schools like Mwiri are facing today. Do not think of me as a prophet of doom, but we shall continue to see this degeneration, not only in our schools but in the society if we do not turn back to God as the source of our life.
Schools like Mwiri should do this to improve their academics.
Godfrey Kyazze, education analyst
Your article as regards to using alumni to revive struggling schools was spot-on.
However, it is high time institutions developed structures that will necessitate a flow of revenue. Gone are the days of dependence because even well wishers would feel constrained and there would be lack of consistency.
Given that institutions are churning out students cum professionals with a variety of skills, it is high time they took advantage of these skills to formulate a mechanism aimed at creating a firm revenue base.
Take an example, back in the day religious institutions were conservative in their purpose of only spreading the Gospel, but now they are embarking on encouraging the clergy to devise means of earning an extra shilling. Structures will encourage self-reliance in the long run hence curtailing some of the problems being experienced.
I agitate for building and nurturing of structures that will sustain future development plans.
Have schools ignored God?