On Monday, Dr. Jane Egau Okou, Director of Education at Uganda’s Ministry of Education and Sports, released a statement banning secular performances from schools. In the statement addressed to all head teachers and principals of government and private secondary and primary schools, Dr. Jane Egau Okou warned against inviting secular artists to perform at schools.
inviting singers who dance erotic dances, naked in the schools in the guise of extracurricular activities must be forbidden henceforthDr. Egau.
Singer Rickman, having landed on this notice that has banned artistes from performing in schools, he rushed to his Facebook page in order to give his opinion about the matter, as an artiste that has been banned from performing in schools. He has asked Dr. Jane Egau Okou not to generalize while dealing with artists who dress and perform inappropriately at schools but rather speak to the guilty party straight to their faces.
Rickman asked Dr Jane Egau to be considerate when dealing with such issues because not all musicians dress or perform erotically. He mentioned the positives of schools hosting artists as some of them use the opportunity to speak to the students and inspire them with their real-life stories, something which might be deprived of them if the ban on performances in schools is maintained.
Rickman mentioned that he speaks for himself and he is sure that he has been to many schools performing but he has been fully clothed in all of his performances so some artistes do not deserve the ridicule that is going rheir way since they are receiving blows for other artistes.
Dear Dr Jane Egau Okou I have performed at schools fully clothed well dressed and had decent performances. If you are addressing a certain artist or group of artists please be more specific and direct. There are many artists who don’t fall in the category and picture you are trying to portray about artists which is all summarized by a video of one or two artists and with your understanding and knowledge that’s the foundation for you to rob youths in schools of a get away from all the stress and pressure and anxiety that comes with daily school routines.Rickman
Rickman went ahead to mention that this was a solution that was entirely based on emotions rather than reason and this is a mistake that very many Ugandans and Africans in general do.
The problem with Ugandans or Africans in general we approach a problem with no alternative solutions rather sentimental solutions that come off our self-centeredness and entitlement to authority and power . Dr. Jane , next time overlook your immediate reactions and dig deeper for better solutions when dealing with issues concerning entertainment and the youth.Rickman