The Educated Fools Of Uganda

We Should Thank The Educated Fools Of Uganda For Resisting And Rejecting The New Faith Of The West: Homosexuality.

Uganda Today: The Educated Fools Of Uganda

Makerere University Retiree Prof. Oweyegha Afunaduula
By Oweyegha-Afunaduula
19th January 2024
The term ‘education’ has been defined variously in different contexts. In a narrow sense, it is limited to formal instruction received in schools, colleges and universities. So, anyone who goes to educational institutions to get degrees or to acquire academic qualifications is considered an educated person.
But as Albert P Rayan (2022) writes in his article “What is a truly educated Person?” Education is not the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills. Instead, it is about thinking creatively and critically, and responding positively to society’s challenges.
Latwell Nyangu (2023) in his article “Let’s not be educated fools”, adds that “education does not mean that the person [with it] is wise. Today education just means that you must have your degree. You just have to memorize certain concepts written in the book, write it in the examination and that’s all: You are educated now. As a result, we often see many educated fools

We need wisdom to discern in many realities we come across. An educated person knows how to make productive use of knowledge; they know where to get the knowledge that they need; and they have the ability to organize that knowledge into a plan of action that is directed to a definite end”.

“Who is an educated person”? is a question that seemed to be settled. We almost certainly agree that an educated person has gone through pre-primary, primary, secondary, and higher school and then entered university and earned one or more degrees. Anyone who did not was considered uneducated. Almost, unsurprisingly, such an educated individual was just disciplined.
That was the standard in education before and during the 20th century, but in the early 1970s, skepticism of the disciplinary approach as the only way to educate developed. Disciplines immediately accommodated multidisciplinary education to engage in multidisciplinary research and education and develop multidisciplinary learners.
Kyagulanyi surrounded by crowds at Katwe, after planting banana trees in the roads as a demonstration gesture for the NAM delegates that was in Kampala to know the dire situation of  many Kampala City roads which they were barred to travel on.
In this article I want to write about the Educated Fools in Uganda most of whom glorify and exalt themselves and act the arrogant vis-avis those they regard as uneducated because they regard them as ignorant. This description of their “uneducated” is based on book knowledge.
They ignore the fact that there is also experiential knowledge, which fits those who have it and lack book knowledge directly into their environments and makes them to continue learning to fit in changing circumstances. One may say those who lack book knowledge have real knowledge.
One may even ask “Who is ignorant: One who has book knowledge or experiential knowledge?
The term real knowledge was innovated by Chinese philosopher, Confucius. Real knowledge – according to the great Chinese philosopher, Confucius – is knowing the extent of your own ignorance. The more aware and accepting you are of that which you don’t know, the wiser you become.
Unfortunately educated fools tend to be arrogant and think that what they know in their different disciplines is all that is important to know. They hardly open up to other sources and areas of knowledge at the boundaries between their small knowledge cocoons and beyond.
There is also what is called true knowledge and genuine knowledge. Which of these types of knowledge do those with book knowledge have?
Human knowledge can be sourced from various sources, including personal experience, observations, experiments, logic, reasoning, intuition, tradition, authority, and testimony from others. However, a common understanding is that real knowledge involves justified true beliefs. This means that for a belief to be considered knowledge, it must be true, the person holding the belief must have good reasons or justification for holding it, and the person must actually believe it to be true (Quora, 2019).
Wang Yangming? held that action was not unified with all knowledge, but only with an elevated form of knowledge, which he sometimes called “genuine knowledge”. I argue for a new interpretation of this notion, according to which genuine knowledge requires freedom from a form of doxastic conflict.
Harvey Lederman’s (2022) article presents a new interpretation of the great Ming dynasty philosopher Wang Yangming’s celebrated doctrine of the “unity of knowledge and action”. Wang held that action was not unified with all knowledge, but only with an elevated form of knowledge, which he sometimes called “genuine knowledge”. Lederman argues for a new interpretation of this notion, according to which genuine knowledge requires freedom from a form of doxastic conflict. He proposes that, in Wang’s view, people are free from this form of doxastic conflict if, and only if, they are acting virtuously. The virtuous, when acting virtuously, act for a variety of reasons that form ranges characteristic of particular virtues. Hursthouse (2001) states that when children, and people who are in a transitory emotional state, act for such reasons they do not count as acting out of a sense of duty, but when the virtuous, who act from a settled state of character, act for such reasons, they do. Acting from virtue is sufficient for acting from duty.
Back to educated fools. Educated fools are so arrogant that they hardly act virtuous. Virtually all of them act unethically and immorally. In Uganda they are found from bottom to top of and across society. They are there in our communities, schools, and universities. They are there in the UPDF and the Uganda Place, both of which are nowadays indistinguishable from one another. They are there in all institutions of government. They despise the poor and needy and do everything possible to deny them quality life -quality education and quality health. They worship their certificates – diplomas and degrees -yet the majority forget reading as soon as they get them and are simply chasing money wherever it can be found.
The immediate post-colonial rulers of Uganda identified poverty, disease and ignorance as the wors enemies of Uganda and Ugandans, but today our educated fools are the reason why these three enemies are proliferating and consummating the majority of Ugandans. The policies of our educated fools are only helping to make fools out of everyone who is “educated” and making him or her hate his or her country.
Many “educated” have been forced by unethical and immoral policies of their fellow educated in power to join the chain of brain drain to go and serve as slaves in other countries, which they see capable of providing them with opportunities, even if as slaves. It is as if their educated colleagues in power want them to do precisely that: flee from there country. In one article I wrote some time back, I wrote that these Ugandans are now benefiting the Ugandan government far more than foreign aid in terms of the money they send back to their country.
It is our educated fools that have ignited fears and tears everywhere in Uganda through the land grabbing they are carrying out as if they will go with the grabbed land to their graves when the life-death-cycle demands that it time for them to enter it.
It is our educated fools that direct scarce financial resources into militarization of the country instead of doing the basic thing: financing social development and creating an enabling environment in which all can experience meaningful and effective development in all its diverse dimensions.
It is our educated fools that have left our once quality schools and hospitals become centres of oppression due to diminished quality services.
It is our educated fools that concentrate on beautifying Kampala City in terms of painting buildings, lighting and roads while the rest of the country is in sorry state simply to make foreign visitors get the impression that Uganda is developed, yet real development is human development.
It is our educated fools that have reversed Uganda’s independence, sovereignty and citizenship and put the country’s future on a trajectory that may disadvantage Ugandans well in the future.
We should thank the educated fools of Uganda for resisting and rejecting the new faith of the West: Homosexuality.
For God and My Country

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