VISION AND MISSION

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VISION AND MISSION

The Department’s Vision is tobecome a centre of excellence that creatively disseminates, preserves and promotes African indigenous languages, literatures and cultural knowledge and practices in the region and beyond.

 
The Department’s Mission is to advance the intellectual and professional capacity as well as generate knowledge proactively in the fields of African languages, literature and cultural wisdom for the benefit of the Botswana nation and the international community.
 
In order to fulfil its mission, the Department of African Languages and Literature wants to ensure that the following core Values serve as its guiding principles in the role it plays in learning, teaching, training, research, service and academic leadership:
·         Botho - promote mutual respect and respect for human and intellectual property rights;
·         Accountability accept responsibility and be prepared to answer for our actions;
·         Proactiveness be dynamic and always ready to act positively;
·         Commitment to multilingualism and multiculturalismemphasize unity in diversity and spirit of nationhood;
·         Creativity and innovation -  encourage inventiveness, critical thinking, innovative ideas and reward excellence;
·         Gender sensitivity -  sensitize and be sensitive to gender issues in all we think, say, decide and do;
·         Transparency – encourage mutual consultation, information dissemination, and openness;
·         Adaptability be sensitive to all types of situations and ready to adapt to positive ideas and techniques.
 
These values therefore define how the Department expects to operate. ALL will fulfil its vision and mission through the following strategic goals, presented in order of priority:
 
1.            Enriching Quality Academic Programmes;
2.            Extending Research , Scholarship and Graduate Studies;
3.            Enhancing Capabilities;
4.            Engagement and Entrepreneurship;
5.            Expanding Access and Participation.
 
The Department is mandated to train high level human resources at both undergraduate and graduate levels in African languages and literature, and to promote scholarship in these fields. This will be done by offering B.A., M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees, and by conducting research in the relevant disciplines.
 
In order to strengthen its operations and plan strategically for the future, the Department has prepared a comprehensive Strategic Plan which is based on the country’s Vision 2016 and the University’s Shaping Our Future. It also regularly revise and revamp its courses to align them to the stakeholders’ needs and the current job market. Moreover, a system of quality control and performance management is in place to ensure high quality of staff performance and excellence in the delivery of programmes. 
 
If in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact the Departmental Office No.203, in the New Humanities building (Block 239 -Telephone number 355-2650), for any queries.
 
Re lo eleletsa masego le katlego mo dithutong tsotlhe tsa lona!
 
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Contact Details :
Block 239 rooms 201 and 203