There is a growing vice of tribalism that is growing in Universities.
Apparently, some students of UCU have made it a policy to recruit only tribal men and women in their discussion groups. They only feel safe while sharing ideas in their mother tongue.
This website has learnt of a one “maureen” not real names who has revealed how she was denied a position in the group discussion because she is not from the West.
This hit her mind and left her in depression a reason she believes the University has a duty to end tribalism among students. “My not being from the west has failed me access a presentation group, UCU ‘Olemwa’, apparently their group is only for westerners” she partly wrote.
We reached out to the affected student and she asked us to use our platform to end tribalism that is slowly growing at the Mukono-based campus.
Our efforts to reach out to the administration for a comment remained futile by press time as our phone calls remained unanswered even after numerous trials.
What is Tribalism
Tribalism is the state of being organized by, or advocating for, tribes or tribal lifestyles. Human evolution has primarily occurred in small hunter-gatherer groups, as opposed to in larger and more recently settled agricultural societies or civilizations. With a negative connotation and in a political context, tribalism can also mean discriminatory behavior or attitudes towards out-groups, based on in-group loyalty.