On its meeting today, the University of Gezira Senate Council, headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mohamed El-Sanousi, had listened to the report of the Scientific Support Committee, which presented by the Chairman Prof. Osman al-Amin Maqbool.
Prof. Maqbool announced there are more than one hundred curriculum is currently implemented at the level of the University, pointing out that the age of curricula of 18 out of 22 faculties does not exceed five years, stressing that this means quality and excellence rarely found in Sudanese universities. He pointed out that the approach adopted by the Council of Senate required a five-year curriculum review, development and amendment every 10 years.
The Council approved the results of the students of the first batch of intensive care in the Department of Anesthetization, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, and this is the first batch of its kind in the Sudan.
The Council reviewed the recommendations of the Deanship of Scientific Research Council on the report of the Scientific Research Support Committee, which ruled that the University‘s strategy in scientific research should be based on the national strategy of the state, the University and the sectors, and maximizing the outputs of scientific research and finding mechanisms for marketing them.
The recommendations also stressed the need to monitor a specific budget for scientific research to be included within the budget of the University, and activate the role of scientific research committees in faculties and institutes, in addition to supervision, follow-up funded research and adoption of outputs.
The recommendations emphasized the importance of encouraging teaching staff to carry out research, encouraging and developing annual incentives, activating bilateral relations and partnerships with public sector institutions, and modernizing the basic system to achieve the objectives of establishing a roadmap between the Deanship, faculties and centers. Finally, forming of technical committees to help scientific research in performance.
The recommendations noted the need to strengthen the functional aspect of the academic functions of scientific research and its sections that include scientific research and innovation, documentation and publication, and research cooperation.
The Council approved the proposal to review the basis of the Deanship of Scientific Research for further participation from institutes and research centers.
The Council also listened to the report of the University studies committee, which was presented by Prof. Nour Kamal Al-Din Abu Sabah, who revealed the recommendations of the committee to study the reasons for the decline of graduates from 70%, and to address the reasons for the increase in students enrolled in other batches, taking into account the low level of academic performance of students and the rise of the first warning cases.
The report stressed the need to adhere to the directives of the Council of Senate at its meeting No. (158), to address this decline and to take into account the novelty of the University students and their young age and the difficulty of adapting them to the University environment, in addition to controlling attendance by activating Article (1/4) of the list of meetings, classes are the first to be “6” at most, providing the aids that help the learning process.