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Over 3000 Technical Students to Undergo Patriotism Training

Col Patrick Mwesigye, the Commission the National Secretariat for Patriotic Corps, says the annual training was initiated by the respective College principal with the aim of imparting a sense of national consciousness in the upcoming workforce.
Col Patrick Mwesigye addressing the Media at UMC

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At least 3260 students from five National Technical Colleges around the country are to benefit from a week long Patriotism Development Training program. The selected colleges include Lira, Elgon, Kyema and Kichwamba Uganda Technical Training Colleges. 

 

The training that will be conducted by the National Secretariat for Patriotic Corps-NSPC will run concurrently at the campuses of the colleges from October 26 to November 2nd 2017. 

Col Patrick Mwesigye, the Commission the National Secretariat for Patriotic Corps, says the annual training was initiated by the respective College principal with the aim of imparting a sense of national consciousness in the upcoming workforce.

 

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He said that “As a secretariat, we feel it is incumbent upon us to ensure that it is crucial work force in our economy are ideologically oriented, have a deepened  understanding of their country's political, economic social dynamics, and can analyze, think critically  and creatively.”

 

Section 29 of the National Objectives and Directive Principles of state policy of the constitution, requires every citizen to be patriotic and loyal to their country. Col Patrick Mwesigye says it is their mandate to implement the constitutional directive to develop resourceful, responsible, loyal and resilient citizenry that are ready to defend and transform the country.

 

Asked what the students will study during the course of the program, Mwesigye said the students will go through a number of  ideological and practical topics for Nation building and transformation, Leadership skills and leadership development, Role  modeling and inspiring learners among others.

 

He noted that theoretical topics shall include constitutionalism, rule of law, Aspects of Uganda's History, National resources and their impact on Uganda's Geopolitical politics, East African integration and Pan Africanism. 

The Commissioner also noted that apart from imparting skills for defending the country, Students learn to be organized, disciplined united, exercise, endurance and team work.

 

 

According to Mwesigye, NSPC has trained around 6000 students in technical colleges over the last two years who are believed to be doing the right thing slowly but surely being felt. The Secretariat has also trained more than 300,000 secondary school students and youths.

 

At least 4,000 patriotic clubs have been established in secondary and tertiary institutions. According to Mwesigye, their target is to train more than 10million secondary school students and their teaches, around 40,000 students in UTCs and NTCs and over 84,000 in universities and other tertiary institutions of learning in the next five years. 

 

The strategic directives and guidelines issued by the president on 23rd June 2016 require the Corp to train over 10million youths in the next five years.

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