The Mandate of the University

The Mandate of the University

GaU draws its mandate from the Universities Act, 2012 encompassing the four core mandates of teaching, research, linkages and community outreach as follows:

  • Provide directly, or in collaboration with other institutions, facilities for technological, professional, and scientific education, advance knowledge and its practical application by research and other means.
  • Disseminate the outcome of research by various means and commercially exploit the results of such research for the benefit of the institution, community, and stakeholders.
  • Develop an institution of excellence in teaching, training, scholarship, entrepreneurship, research, consultancy, community service, among other educational services and products with emphasise on dry land agriculture and farming systems and their impact and application within and outside Kenya.
  • Play a leading role in the development and expansion of the opportunities for higher education and research in agriculture (livestock, fisheries & irrigation projects), forestry, mining, energy, water, and environmental sciences on arid and semi-arid lands.
  • Participate in scientific and technological innovation as well as in the generation, discovery, transmission, and enhancement of knowledge and to stimulate the intellectual life in the economic, social, cultural, scientific, and technological development.
  • Contribute to scientific, technological, and industrial development of society in collaboration with industry and other organizations.
  • Make proposals for new academic programmes culminating in skills, degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
  • Make proposals for the establishment of campuses, schools, institutes, directorates, departments, centres and other resource and administrative units as may be appropriate.
  • Inculcate a culture of innovation in the arts, sciences, engineering and technology amongst staff, students, and society.
  • Promote education in social dynamics, science and technology within the institution and society.
  • Provide a multi-level system of education and training that is relevant to the needs of the local, national, and global community covering a wide range of fields and levels with provision for recognition of prior learning and flexibility of transition between educational levels.
  • Play a leading role in the development and expansion of opportunities for socio-cultural, technological, and vocational education and training.
  • Provide high quality educational, research, residential, commercial, cultural, social, recreational, sporting, and other facilities.
  • Facilitate student mobility between programmes of study at different accredited technical training institutions, polytechnics, and universities.
  • Promote critical enquiry, independence and creativity in education, training, and research within the institution.
  • Participate in commercial ventures and activities that promote the objectives of the institution
  • Foster the general welfare of students and staff.
  • Provide equal opportunity for development and further training for staff of the institution
  • Develop and provide educational, cultural, professional, technical, and vocational services to the community by fostering corporate social responsibility.
  • Provide programmes, products and services in ways that reflect the principles of equity and social justice.
  • Conduct examinations for and grant such academic awards as may be provided for in the Statutes and to syndicate examinations for awards at other institutions as may be approved by Senate.
  • Generally, facilitate the development and provision of appropriate and accessible academic and other programmes.
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