Core Values and Goals

The School's goals include:

 

  • Building a Research Ethos that underpins all our academic activities

The school views research as a foundation of all academic activities and such all our teaching should be based on evidence as well as our community engagements. To achieve this objective it is necessary for all our staff to credential up to PhD level. The recruitment and optimization of postgraduate students and their success is also critical to achieve this goal and the embedment of research in all our teaching and learning activities as well as community engagement activities.

  • Teaching and Learning that is responsive to the health care needs of the country, advances African Scholarship and is comparable with international standards

To entrench excellence in teaching and quality student engagement with learning through contextualised, student-centred curricula with integrated academic development, innovative pedagogies and congruent assessment practices to translate equity of access into equity of outcome.

  • Community Engagement as Beneficiary and Benefactor

The SONPH plans to broaden and proactively develop and maintain mutually-beneficial engagement with select local, national and international communities. These will be strategically selected to advance teaching, learning, research and scholarship in the School and to develop capacity on the African continent.

  • Enabling and Collegial Academic Leadership and Management

To develop transformational leadership that engenders a collegial, nurturing, supportive academic environment that enables staff and students to realize their full potential in an operational framework epitomised by efficacy, efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Optimise human, infrastructural and operational resources

To optimize resources to advance the academic endeavour by improving on drivers of the resource allocation model to right-size the academic, technical and administrative staff complements, acquire and enhance teaching, learning and research spaces, grow operational budgets, strategically utilise the earmarked grants to the Health Sciences and proactively pursue endowments/sponsorships


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