Uganda Patriotism body enrolls 700 students for training, military drills

Uganda Patriotism body enrolls 700 students for training, military drills
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A total of 750 senior six leavers from all the districts in Uganda and students of Shimoni Primary Teachers College will undergo a two weeks Patriotism training course at Shimoni Primary Teachers College grounds at Bulindo, Wakiso District starting 27 May 2017.

This was on Thursday revealed by the Commissioner National Secretariat for Patriotic Corps (NSPC) Col. Patrick Mwesigye.

The training has been an annual activity since 2013 targeting senior six leavers who are transiting from secondary to tertiary education.

Addressing journalists at Uganda Media Centre, Mr. Mwesigye revealed that in this training students will be introduced to more theoretical topics like Constitutionalism and Rule of law, Aspects of Uganda’s history from pre-colonial, and post- independence periods and top of basic military drills, self-defense and skills at arms.

Over the years NSPC has trained over three hundred thousand (300,000) students and youths, and have established over 4,000 patriotic Clubs in secondary and Tertiary institutions in Uganda. The target is to train over 1,500,000 secondary school students and their teachers, 6,000 students in UTCs and NTCs, and over 84000 in universities and other tertiary institutions of learning.

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