1st Set Civic Education Modules

Voter Education Module

2nd Set Civic Education Modules

Voter Education Manual

3rd Set Civic Education Modules

4th Set of Modules

Consolidated Modules

Calendar 2017

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Introduction

The British system of administration was introduced when Uganda was declared a British Protectorate in 1894.
The laws which came with the British system replaced some of the customary laws. Some of the customary laws continued to exist;  even  today  they  are  still  used  to  settle  conflicts  in  the communities. In 1961 the Constitution making process started as the British colonial administrators were preparing Uganda for independence. This process led to the coming into effect (promulgation) of the 1962 Constitution. Uganda became independent on 9th October 1962 and since then Uganda has had three different Constitutions i.e. 1966, 1967 and 1995.

Aim

The aim of this module is to:

  1. Enable you as a citizen to know, uphold and defend the Constitution and rule of law.
  2. Guide you to respect the Constitution and demand for your human rights.
  3. To enable you promote peace, knowledge and skills for efficient and effective service delivery.
  4. Empower you to participate fully in the development of your community/country.

Objectives

By the time you go through this module, you should be able to:

  1. Define the word Constitution
  2. Relate The Constitution and other laws
  3. Explain the historical background of the Constitution
  4. Relate the Constitution and service delivery.
  5. Relate the Constitution and good governance
  6. Explain how the Constitution defines Uganda as a nation
  7. Explain how the Constitution is amended

Key Messages

  1. The Constitution of Uganda is the supreme law of the land and must be respected by everybody.
  2. No one is above the Constitution.
  3. The Constitution is the foundation of the rule of law
  4. Uganda has had four Constitutions since independence.
  5. The 1995 Constitution was made after nationwide consultation.
  6. It is your duty and responsibility to demand for service delivery.
  7. As a citizen of Uganda participate actively in monitoring and ensuring the delivery of quality services.
  8. Government is made up of three branches which are independent of each other but interrelated.
  9. It is important to make use of and respect courts’ decisions
  10. Good governance ensures participation by all citizens regardless of their gender and other differences.
  11. Respect national symbols in order to promote nation building.
  12. The national flag should not fly after 6:00PM.
  13. We should not use the national flag to wrap things neither to allow it to touch the ground.
  14. Whenever you are to sing the national anthem, sing all the three stanzas
  15. The power to interpret the Constitution is with the Constitutional Court
  16. Although the Constitution is supreme, it can be amended.

Sub Topics

In this module the following sub topics will be covered:

  1. The Constitution and other laws;
  2. The historical background of the Uganda Constitution;
  3. The Constitution and service delivery;
  4. The Constitution and branches of government;
  5. The Constitution and good governance;
  6. The Constitution and Uganda as a nation;
  7. Interpretation of the Constitution; and
  8. Amending the Constitution.

Download

The following are available for download:

  1. The Constitution module (English)
  2. The Constitution Facilitator's Manual
  3. The Constitution poster (English)
  4. The Constitution flyer (English)
  5. The Constitution and good governance;
  6. The Constitution and Uganda as a nation;
  7. Interpretation of the Constitution; and
  8. Amending the Constitution.
Downloads
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Download this file (Facilitator Manual 4th set.pdf)Manual2770 kB1473
Download this file (module_constitution.pdf)1st Set of Modules727 kB5744
Download this file (The_Constitution.pdf)The_Constitution.pdf7131 kB443

Introduction

Citizenship denotes the link between a person and a state. There is nothing as fulfilling as knowing that you belong somewhere; that you have a place that you call home. Can you imagine a situation where you have no country to belong to; no state or nation to be associated with! There are people in this world who are in this  category.
Citizenship gives you an automatic right to live, work, and participate in the political activities of your country. To enjoy these rights and benefits, you need to be recognized as a citizen of that country.

Aim

The aim of this module is to enable you to understand what citizenship is, demonstrate an understanding of what it means to be a citizen of Uganda and its importance.

Objectives

By the end of this module you should be able to:
1. Explain the evolution of Uganda’s boundaries as a nation;
2. Define citizenship;
3. Explain the national values
4. Describe the different types of citizenship in Uganda;
5. Explain the importance of citizenship;
6. Explain the duties and responsibilities of a citizen;
7. Explain the difference between Ugandan citizens and noncitizens.

Key Messages

It is your responsibility to protect the boundaries of your country.
Sharing a language or other customs with tribes across the border does not deprive you of your citizenship.
A citizen has rights to enjoy and duties and responsibilities to perform.
One can have citizenship of two countries at the same time.
A person can be deprived of or voluntarily lose his / her citizenship.
A citizen has to be part of the success and the challenges of his / her state.
It is your duty and responsibility to defend the Constitution and other laws of Uganda.
It is your responsibility to provide information to government.
It is important for foreigners to be law abiding and respect Ugandans.
It is important to live in harmony with the refugees.

Sub Topics

1. Background to the formation of Uganda as a nation
2. The Concept of Citizenship
3. Types of Citizenship
4. Dual Citizenship
5. Loss of Citizenship
6. Importance of Citizenship
7. Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens
8. Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths
9. Non Ugandans

Download

1. Module
2. The Concept of Citizenship

Downloads
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Download this file (Citizenship.pdf)Citizenship.pdf8417 kB393

3. Types of Citizenship
4. Dual Citizenship
5. Loss of Citizenship
6. Importance of Citizenship
7. Duties and Responsibilities of Citizens
8. Registration of Births, Marriages and Deaths
9. Non Ugandans

Introduction

Human Rights are the rights a person has simply because he/she is a human being. Human rights are the same for everyone and are applicable everywhere. These rights exist as natural rights or as legal rights. International human rights law lays down obligations to act in certain ways or refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. For example, Article 1of The

Universal Declaration on Human Rights states that all people are born free and are equal in dignity and rights.
Today, the promotion of human rights is guided by what is referred to as Bill of Rights. It includes the UDHR and two treaties - the International Covenant on the civic and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights. This Bill of Rights is contained in Chapter Four of our Constitution.

Aim

The aim of this module is to create awareness of the human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide guidance on how to demand, uphold and protect these rights.

Objectives

By the end this module, you should be able to:

  1. Define the concept of human rights;
  2. Identify categories of human rights / generations
  3. Explain the characteristics of human rights;
  4. Describe the mechanism of human rights protection in Uganda;
  5. Relate human rights equality for all and social justice;
  6. Explain the limitation to enjoyment of human rights; and
  7. Explain the relationship between rights and responsibilities.

Key Messages

  1. Human rights are universal (they are the birthrights of every person. No one has to earn or deserve human rights).
  2. Human rights are inherent (they can neither be given nor taken away by any other person or state).
  3. It is your responsibility to know your rights.
  4. All rights and freedoms which are guaranteed by the Constitution should be equally enjoyed by women without discrimination.
  5. Children’s rights are human rights – Avoid child abuse.
  6. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
  7. Exercising your right should not interfere with another person’s rights.
  8. Report all human rights abuse and violation to relevant authorities
  9. Discriminating a person on grounds of sex is a human right abuse.
  10. There are legal limitations to the enjoyment of some rights.
  11. Respect the rights, beliefs and opinions of others.
  12. It is your responsibility to promote and protect human rights.  

sub topics

  1. The Concept of Human Rights;
  2. Categories of Human Rights;
  3. Characteristics / Key Principles of Human Rights;
  4. Mechanism of Human Rights Protection in Uganda.
  5. Relationship Between Human Rights, Equality and Social Justice;
  6. Limitation to Enjoyment of Human Rights; and
  7. Relationship between Rights and Responsibilities.

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