STRATEGIC PLAN 2020/21-2024/25

THEME: “Achieving Academic and Professional Excellence through Research, Innovation, Industrialisation and Knowledge Generation”

Kyambogo University has developed the Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25 to guide implementation of its mandate upon expiry of the current Strategic Plan in June 2020.

A terminal evaluation of the current plan 2015/16 – 2019/20 showed an impressive performance of 66 (%) per cent. The new strategic plan 2020/21-2024/25 is aligned to NDP III under the Human Capital Program, Vision 2040, Presidential manifesto, Strategic Plan for Higher Education and the National Comprehensive Programme for Skills development. It was aligned to and guided by the Programme based approach.

Steady growth in student numbers has created a need for more infrastructure and facilities. In addition, increased competition for qualified staff, which is a critical resource for the success of the University, underscores the need to improve the capacity of the University to attract, develop and retain staff.

Hence in the Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25 the University demonstrates its commitment to offer access to education at affordable costs, strategies for seeking alternative sources of resources and the measures to create the necessary infrastructure and facilities needed to enhance the quality of education.

The strategic planning process involved a review of relevant documents and evaluation of the 2015/16 – 2019/20 Strategic Plan. Key stakeholders of the University, both internal and external, were consulted during the process.

Environmental, stakeholder and SWOT analyses were carried out. The Technical Strategic Planning Committee conducted a number of meetings with Planning Centers, both academic and administrative, Top Management and various stakeholders and the input received was carefully considered during the process of developing this Strategic Plan.

Basing on various findings and after considering the strategic options, a strategic choice focusing on the strengths of the University and building on its achievements was considered apt. This Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25 presents the aspirations, strategies and action plans that will enable the university achieve its objectives, mission, and vision in the next five years.

In this plan, the University demonstrates its commitment to offer access to education at affordable costs, suggests strategies for seeking alternative sources of resources and measures to create the necessary infrastructure and facilities needed to enhance the quality of education.

The theme of this Strategic Plan is ‘achieving academic and professional excellence through research, innovation, industrialisation and knowledge generation.’ Kyambogo university has developed this 2020/21 – 2024/25 Strategic Plan to guide implementation of its mandate upon expiry of the current 2015/16 – 2019/20 Strategic Plan in June 2020 and whose terminal evaluation showed an impressive performance of 66 (%) per cent.

The development of this Plan was guided by a Programme based approach and has been aligned to aligned to NDP III under the Human Capital Program, Vision 2040, Presidential manifesto, Strategic Plan for Higher Education and the National Comprehensive Programme for Skills development.

The strategic planning process involved a review of relevant documents and evaluation of the 2015/16 – 2019/20 Strategic Plan. Key stakeholders of the University, both internal and external, were consulted during the process. Environmental, stakeholder and SWOT analyses were carried out.

The Technical Strategic Planning Committee conducted meaningful dialogue with Planning Centers (both academic and administrative), Top Management and various stakeholders to determine significant issues, expectations, and actions that are of concern to them and the university and xii | Page the resulting feedback was carefully considered and incorporated in this Strategic Plan.

What has significantly been discovered is that there is steady growth in student numbers, which has created a need for more infrastructure and facilities. Research and innovation is also key for any growth of a university, which needs to be strengthened.

In addition, increased competition for qualified staff, which is a critical resource for the success of the University, underscores the need to improve the capacity of the University to attract, develop and retain staff.

Therefore, basing on such findings and after considering the strategic options, a strategic choice focusing on the strengths of the University and building on its achievements was considered apt for the 2020/21 – 2024/25 Planning period.

Cost of Implementation of the Strategic Plan 2020/21 – 2024/25. The cost of implementing the Plan initiatives shall amount to Ugx 794.271 billion during the FY 2020/21 – 2024/25.