East African anthem now compulsory in Ugandan schools
17 August 2015, 21:35
Kampala - The east African anthem has been made compulsory in Ugandan schools.
The anthem will be sung every day alongside the national anthem.
The directive has been made by a senior government official and also resident district commissioner for central district of Bukwe, Kyeyne Senyonjo.
While addressing headteachers from Bukwe district at Lugazi east primary school, he underscored the importance of the east African community integration and need to support it by all member countries and citizens.
Senyonjo said, ''There is need to make the integration of east Africa a reality. One way of making the integration a reality is through singing the east African anthem everyday at schools.''
He also said that there is need to translate the east African anthem into main local languages to enable pupils in lower classes to sing it and also to understand its meaning.
In Uganda, it is compulsory for schools to sing the national anthem in the morning assembly.
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