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Efficient, Transparent, and Strategic Management. Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba Ag. Vice Chancellor Makerere University [email protected] Setting the Context: Definitions. Efficient:

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efficient transparent and strategic management

Efficient, Transparent, and Strategic Management

Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba

Ag. Vice Chancellor

Makerere University

[email protected]

setting the context definitions
Setting the Context: Definitions
  • Efficient:
  • Performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort having and using requisite knowledge, skills and industry
  • Efficiency is derived from continuous process improvement----Re-engineering of processes

“The highest degree of madness is to continue doing the same thing in the same way and expect to get different results” Albert Einstein

setting the context definitions1
Setting the Context: Definitions
  • Transparent: An act of transparency
  • Transparency: the quality of being transparent
  • Able to be seen through, clear, pellucid; pervious to rays; easily detected, understood; obvious, evident; ingenuous, frank; shining through
  • This deals with our structures, do our stakeholders know where to go and what to expect....??
Five Tasks of Strategic Planning

Crafting a strategy to achieve the desired outcomes

Forming a strategic vision

Setting objectives

Evaluating performance, monitoring new developments, and initiating corrective adjustments

Implementing and executing the chosen strategy

Strategic Objectives in Four Perspectives

Enhance Long-term Shareholder Value


Cost Efficiency

Increase Revenue Growth


Build High Performance Products


Market Share


Brand Image


Achieve Operational Excellence

Drive Demand

through Customer Relation Management

Implement Good

Environmental Policy

Manage Dramatic Growth through Innovation

Internal Process

Learning & Growth

Develop Strategic Competencies

Build Learning


Expand Capabilities with Technology

the perspective
The Perspective!
  • Mandate of a University: Teaching and Learning, Research and Knowledge transfer
  • The Issue: How do we undertake our mandate in perspective the 3 attributes i.e. Efficient, Transparent & Strategic?
  • A time for reflection?Is it not time for Universities to reflect on the ways we implement our mandate especially public Universities?
the reality
The Reality
  • Public Institutions have gaps in the three attributes
  • Leadership of the public institutions has left a lot to be desired in line with the three attributes
  • Our thinking has to change…..processes re-engineered, people managed differently….talent ought to be nurtured
our experience at makerere university
Our Experience at Makerere University
  • Currently implementing a 10Year Strategic Plan 2008/09-2018/19
  • Vision: To be the leading institution for academic excellence and innovations in Africa.
  • Mission: To provide innovative teaching, learning, research and services responsive to National and Global needs.
  • Core Values: Allegiance to the Institution, Integrity, Customer responsiveness, Professionalism, & Openness to Diversity
strategic focus areas
Strategic Focus Areas
  • Teaching and Learning,
  • Research,
  • Extension and Consultancy Services,
  • Organization and Management,
  • Human Resource Development,
  • Development of Physical Infrastructure,
  • Generation and Allocation of Funds.
transition into a new era new positioning
Transition into a new era- New Positioning
  • Institutional reforms through URAFR, & Academic Reforms
  • Infrastructural Development
  • Reaching out to the communities-Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Gender mainstreaming
  • Strategic Planning

Makerere University

fact sheet
21 Faculties/Schools and Institutes grouped into

Laboratory Based


Service units (e.g. Library, DICTS)

Research centres (MUARIK, Buyana, MUBFS e.t.c)

College Of Health Science

Administrative units

9 + 2 + 1 halls of residence

>300 under & postgraduate Programs

34,000 Students

1200 Academic Staff

163 Admin Staff

2500 intermediate and support staff

Largest and premier Public University in Uganda.

Approx USD 50m annual Budget


Makerere University

60 th graduation jan 2010
60th Graduation Jan 2010
  • Total Graduates; 13,767
  • Female 6,937 (50.4%),
  • Male 6,830 (49.6%).
  • PhD: 40
    • Female 10
    • Male 30
  • Masters: 1,249 Female 489 Male 760

Makerere University

key benchmarks
Key Benchmarks
  • Quality graduates in sufficient numbers and relevant to national needs
  • Successful results of the University’s efforts in research,
  • Extension and consulting services, and Makerere University playing an influential role in developing public policy.
  • Comprehensive education, covering both the Sciences and Humanities
  • Accounts for 70% of University enrolment in Uganda

Makerere University