Archbishop Bianco says that university education is not only about filling the head with concepts but considering the Taxonomy of Learning Domains which is categorized as the cognitive domain (knowledge), psychomotor domain (skills) and affective domain (attitudes).
The Papal nuncio to Uganda,
Archbishop Luigi Bianco has challenged catholic founded institutions to rethink
their way of teaching and front an ‘integral education in a fragmented world, full
The Papal nuncio says that challenges
stirred by development and the evolution of technology need appropriate and up
to date responses. He made the remarks
while presiding over the 25th graduation ceremony of Uganda Martyrs’
University, Nkozi, where 2300 students graduated in various disciplines.
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Archbishop Bianco says that university
education is not only about filling the head with concepts but considering the
Taxonomy of Learning Domains which is categorized as the cognitive domain
(knowledge), psychomotor domain (skills) and affective domain (attitudes).
He observes a need to consider
what contribution they can, and must, make to the integral aspect of a person
and an inclusive ecology.
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The call is in line with a recent
assertion by Pope Francis that Catholic universities need to become places
where solutions for civil and cultural progress for individual persons and
humanity, marked by solidarity, are pursued with perseverance and
This year, the Catholic Church adopted
a new perspective to education at institutions of higher learning under the
theme New Frontiers for University Leaders: The Future of Health and the
In the same development, the
chairperson of the Uganda Episcopal Conference Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa says
that Uganda doesn’t need graduates that can articulate theories but is in dire need
of views of high education to produce graduates who can apply their relevancy
outside their academic qualifications.
Bishop Zziwa, who is also the
Uganda Martyrs’ University chancellor decried the current systems through which
many universities continue to pass out graduates, some of whom have turned into
career students after failing to get employed.
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The Vice-Chancellor Rev. Prof.
John Chrysostom Maviiri noted that they have already embarked on a deliberate
move to review all courses and the entire circular to underpin their relevancy
focusing on innovation, employability, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
He adds that this has begun with
vigorous training to retool staff members on the changing needs of the fourth
revolution requiring a new approach to the delivery of higher education
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Meanwhile, Bishop Zziwa has
warned the graduates and other students in all institutes of higher learning to
resist the increased relativity thinking inform of individualism and secularism
and corruption among other vices which are softly killing all cores of
different cultures and the nation as well.