PUNTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY DEVELOPS STRATEGIES FOR 2019/20 ANNUAL OPERATION PLAN
On 6th July 2019 Puntland State University held a meeting for planning and developing action points for the new academic year 2019/2020. The meeting that lasted from 6th to 8th July 2019 and was held at the University Main Hall located in Garowe, Puntland. In attendance were the University Vice Chancellor and Executive Director KAALO Aid and Development Mr. Mohamoud Hamid Mohamed, the DVCs, Deans of Faculties, Directors and Heads of various departments of the university. The heads and directors of departments represented Academics and registration, Quality Assurance, ICT, Library, Institute of Professional Studies, Human Resources, Procurement, Corporate Affairs, FM Radio and Media Unit, Research, Innovation and postgraduate studies, consultancy and capacity development center, finance and public relations.
The purpose of the meeting was to devise plans for achieving the key objectives outlined in the strategic plan 2018-2022 in order to achieve the university mission and vision. Puntland State University developed five-year strategic plan which outlines activities that will propel the institution to the next level. It is estimated that it will cost 2,290,000 USD to perform all activities outlined in the plan. The broader activities in the plan include; academic programs and services improvement, revenue generation and management improvement, human resource development and welfare, infrastructural development and facilities improvement.
The key discussions involved planning and designing various strategies to increases revenue generation of the university, devising ways to enhance students enrollment, identifying key challenges affecting the university from reaching the needed potential, devising strategies to improve programmes and services improvement in academics, research, consultancy and capacity development and designing to establish networks, linkages and collaborations.
The meeting was closed on 9th July 2019 by the Vice Chancellor who emphasized teamwork, determination and responsiveness in implementing the resolutions of the meeting.