Currently there is a problem of grumbling and complaining at our university. Both staff and students have their share of complaints and grumbles about what is wrong, evil and ugly.
However, grumbling and complaining makes one short-sighted and inevitably blinds one to all that is lovely, admirable, praiseworthy and excellent.
Furthermore, such a spirit is an enemy to progression. We all have a role to play in making UCU a center of excellence in the heart of Africa yet we cannot do so by merely complaining, grumbling and playing blame games.
As Paul reprimands us in Philippians 2:14-15, we should do everything without complaining or arguing, so that we may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which we shine as lights in the world.
This in not to disregard room for constructive criticism and expression of dissatisfaction in a civilized manner, but that is not my focus today.
There is a lot at UCU that is beautiful, lovely, excellent and worthy of praise. It is more fulfilling to look out for things that fall in this category and ponder on them constantly.
For the love of UCU, whatever is a reason for raising complaint, is a common enemy to us all.
Therefore, let us all humbly, maturely and civilly identify these common enemies and eliminate them.