Wednesday, 9 January 2013

British University Breaks Ties

We'd like to give a thumbs-up to The University of Buckingham, England, today:

A college in Uganda has lost the accreditation of its degrees by a UK university, because of a disagreement surrounding anti-gay legislation seeking to intensify penalties for homosexuality...
University of Buckingham issued a statement which voiced concerns surrounding its partnership with Victoria University, and the legislation which is due to be considered by Ugandan parliament...Victoria University also realised a statement, however didn’t mention the legislation specifically and instead cited issues surrounding “diversity”.

Although it is sad that students may experience disruptions, especially those students who do not support Bahati's bill, educational institutions should be leading the way in equality, not promoting discrimination. We hope the relationship between the two universities will resume in a more equal and compassionate era.

If you would like to express your support for Buckingham Universtity's actions, we'd encourage you to send them an e-mail: or tweet: @UniOfBuckingham

[UPDATE: "Ethics and integrity minister, the Rev. Fr. Sam Lokodo applauded Victoria University" - yes. Well done Victoria University for discriminating against your students, promoting prejudice, and denying future generations an internationally recognised degree. Outstanding work ;) ]

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