Vision Statement linked to the vision 2030, MDGs and national mandate; as MU pursues the frontiers of knowledge is to be:
“The leading innovative, relevant and reputable University of excellence in Africa and globally.”
“To Provide High Quality Academic Programmes, Research and Consultancy Services Through Stakeholder Engagement.”
We at Mu acknowledge that knowledge and experience are not the only key attributes to good job performance. To be effective we also need certain values and behavioural skills. These enable us to describe a person's behaviour and values in relation to a specific job situation, using standard terms, understood throughout MU. To achieve our 2014-2018 strategic plan, we shall engage in four core values and seven core behaviours in line with public sector code of ethics, as indicated below:
Core Values: Our core values define the work culture and ethics in the University, communicating the way in which we will work, deliver service and interact with our colleagues, students, clients and all other stakeholders. These core values advocated by our MU community are:-
1. Responsible behaviour as managers, employees and students towards one another and all stakeholders, not at the expense of others but in mind of the future state of the institution, nation and the continent at large;
2. Accountable and transparent to each other and other stakeholders, taking ownership of decisions and avoiding the blame game and scape-goating and making excuses for toxic behavior, instead we will own up to the consequences of choices and decisions we have made;
3. Relevant and Uphold Academic Freedom engagement in a value-adding way towards one another and all stakeholders, being of service to the community, and promote freedom of thought and expression.
4. Ethical behaviour that advocates integrity, tolerance, honesty, openness, trust and mutual respect.
Under the umbrella of service excellence in a RARE way, our core behaviours shall be:
1. Team Work:
Actively participating in realizing a joint result in a selfless, impartial and objective way that will benefit MU as a community. Being active in realizing shared goals even when you do not get direct benefits immediately, maintaining confidentiality and respect.
Being innovative and caring as we are approachable and quick to respond to our stake holder needs. Coming up with imaginative new and improved solutions for job related problems and with alternatives to traditional methods and approaches for improvement in an open and objective way.
3. Achievement Orientation:
The determination to set oneself and meet high standards, exceeding norms and expectations showing dissatisfaction with merely average performance.
Maintain effectiveness by adapting approach and style to different environments, situations, tasks and people
Recognize opportunities and act on them. Being a self-starter rather than passively waiting for instructions.
6. Applied learning:
Assimilate new information and applying it effectively in pursuing the frontiers of knowledge.
7. Integrity and Professionalism:
Uphold and comply with accepted social and ethical norms and standards in job-related activities.
To achieve our 2014 – 2018 vision and mission as expressed in our values system, seven key strategic goals are presented in this plan. To achieve sustainable outcomes, the university has adopted a values system that centres on being RARE in its conduct. These strategic objectives centred on a RARE value system are as follows:
1. Produce High Quality Graduates that are Relevant to the Local and International Market
2. Carryout Innovative Research for Development
3. Promote Community Engagement and Partnership
4. Enhance capacities and competences, for running the university effectively and efficiently in line with the Principles of Corporate Governance.
5. Develop appropriate infrastructure to support institutional activities
6. Enhance Viability of business and commercial ventures to contribute to the University’s revenue
7. Expand and promote the use of ICT