School of Graduate Studies (SGS)
A Directorate of Postgraduate Studies has hitherto been responsible for coordinating all postgraduate
training programmes through its Higher Degrees Committee. In the light of the Strategic Planís
emphasis on the massive expansion of graduate education at Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and PhD
level, there was a need to establish a School of Graduate Studies (SGS). The SGS has been established
with the mandate to support schools, institutes and departments in the provision of graduate programmes
and its functions include to:
- Enhance articulation and advocacy of the vision and strategy for graduate education at the University;
- Develop policies and regulations and oversight of compliance;
- Facilitate the introduction of new graduate programmes (particularly of an inter-disciplinary nature), oversight of programme design, and support to the review of programmes;
- Enhance quality assurance of graduate teaching and supervision, and maintenance of equitable standards across programmes;
- Enhance management of graduate student services including admissions, registration, examinations, awards (degrees, prizes, scholarships), and student database; and
- Provide support to the marketing of graduate programmes.
The first batch of postgraduate students graduated in 2008. In November 2011 the third batch of MMED students and the first batch MPH students will graduate. It is projected in the academic year the population of graduate students will reach 108.