Policy and Procedures for Revocation of Awards
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Quality education is the most influential force for alleviating poverty, improving health and livelihoods, increasing prosperity and shaping more inclusive, sustainable and peaceful societies-UNESCO (2015). In the same vein the government of Uganda (GOU) is committed to improving the quality of education, as a key strategy of achieving socio-economic transformation and elimination of abject poverty in the country. The quality of University education is demonstrated by the quality of its graduates. One of the most important functions of a University is the giving of academic awards, attesting to the quality of training received. An academic award is an institution’s “certification to the world at large of the recipient’s educational achievement and the fulfillment of the institution’s standards. Employers rely upon the holding of an academic award in making employment decisions. Because of the importance of academic awards, educational institutions have the right and responsibility to set its standards. Standards may include not only completion of academic programmes, but compliance with conduct standards and fulfillment of financial obligations to the institution.