Vision and Mission - Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Vision and Mission

The faculty strives for excellence in teaching, research, customer care and community outreach.

Values
The values of the faculty include integrity, commitment, accountability and respect, which implies us individually and as a collective in the faculty. The Faculty of Agriculture, Science and Technology strives to deliver its mandate with integrity (individually and collectively), commitment, accountability and respect.

Mission Statement
The mission of the faculty is to realise the vision by:

  • Ensuring that the faculty is value-driven and that it is locally, nationally and internationally recognised as such;

  • Ensuring faculty recognition regionally, nationally and internationally;

  • Educating and training scientists through a quality teaching process in order for them to meet national needs;

  • Educating and training scientists through a quality teaching process to meet national needs;

  • Producing relevant and focused research for the benefit of the province, the country and its people;

  • Ensuring the implementation of expertise (both profit and non-profit) in the province and the country, especially for poverty alleviation;

  • Being sensitive to (and promoting the awareness of) the environment and the social needs of the province and the country;

  • Engaging in activities that sensitise and promote public awareness of the environment and the social needs of the province and the country;

  • Recruit and develop staff who are competent in addressing all of the above.

 

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide formal quality education in Agriculture, Science and Technology in order to prepare students for careers in these fields;

  • To provide students with the opportunity for personal development to enable them to achieve their potential and to relate to other people engaged in the broad field of Science;

  • To plan, design, implement and evaluate education and training programmes that will provide appropriate numbers of suitably trained students required for the different phases of regional and national development;

  • To promote and develop basic and applied research in the various science disciplines of the faculty and to establish national and international linkages;

  • To carry out research applied to regional problems by training postgraduates using activities designed to address actual problems and shortcomings;

  • To develop appropriate technology an to promote the transfer of this technology through innovative projects;

  • To review critically, from time to time, the role of the faculty and to collaborate with agencies which employ graduates of the faculty in order to develop suitable training programmes.