Research shows that many Christian universities no longer espouse their Christian ethos and identity. This study sought to establish if Christian universities in Uganda still align their purpose statements with their curriculum, policies and practices. Research reveals that many young people raised in Christian homes, churches and attending Christian universities are rejecting the faith. ( Smithwich, 2008;Uecher, Regnerus and Vaaler, 2007).
We used questionnaires and analyzed the purpose statements of the universities in this study. The population was drawn from three Christian universities in Uganda : CU 1, CU2 and CU3.We used the purposive sampling technique and selected respondents. We found some elements of mismatch, with Christian identity missing from some aspects of the Visions, Mission and Core Values statements.
This research recommends that administrators of these universities ascertain that their Vision, Mission and Values are reflective of the Christian beliefs, practices and teachings.