THE GENDER POLICY
MESSAGE FROM THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON
Kyambogo University's target is to be one of the very best universities in Uganda and Africa at large. To reach that target, the knowledge and ambitions of employees and students must be utilised, and their different perspectives must be allowed to help establish a creative study, learning and research environment. Mainstreaming gender issues and promotion of gender equality, equal treatment and diversity will lead to improved quality in the university.
The development and adoption of Kyambogo University Gender Policy confirms the University Council is unequivocal commitment to take actions that will bring about more equal gender relations within the university setting. This policy will ensure that all university's policies, systems and programmes are consistent with the national and international gender laws and policies. The policy also gives a clear mandate to the management of Kyambogo University to mainstream gender in university functions. My warm thanks to those who supported and worked in making this policy an integral part of our university-wide policy structure. Many hours went into making this policy a reality, and therefore everyone who participated is applauded.
I am glad to declare this Policy operational with effect from the date of its approval by the University Council on July 2014.
Chairperson, Kyambogo University Council
OUR CORE VALUES
In order for the university to realize its vision and mission, certain shared values shall be nurtured. There is great need for the University to be guided by the right values derived from the virtues and moral standards of the Uganda and wider society. The University shall be guided by the following core values:
- Freedom of thought and expression. We shall promote and defend freedom of thought and expression in academic inquiry and other activities.
- Innovativeness and creativity. Innovativeness and creativity shall be the hallmark of our activities as we initiate and adapt to change.
- Good corporate governance. We embrace and practice good corporate governance. In this regard, we shall ensure that all our processes and procedures are marked by efficiency, effectiveness and transparency; we are accountable for our decisions and actions; our decision-making processes are participative and consultative; and our decisions and actions reflect meritocracy and are open and transparent;
- Team spirit and teamwork. We shall foster a work environment characterized by team spirit and teamwork.
- Professionalism. In all our actions and interactions, we shall maintain ethical behaviors, professional etiquette and honesty.
- Quality customer service. We shall provide quality services to our clients.
- Responsible corporate citizenship and strong social responsibility. We shall nurture responsible corporate citizenship and strong social responsibility.
- Respect for and conservation of the environment. In all our activities, we shall strive to respect and protect the environment.