This Communication Policy document stipulates how the University of Dar es Salaam will handle communication between its academic units and administrative organs, as well as between the university and its external stakeholders. The University of Dar es Salaam is quite aware that effective communication is a key element for successful management of any organisation; that is why it strives to ensure smooth and effective communication within its academic units and administrative organs, as well as between itself and its stakeholders.
This effort, however, has occasionally raised a number of challenges in terms of how we handle the communication process, which includes information access, retrieval, exchange, dissemination and involvement of the media. It is for this reason that we think it is high time we had a University of Dar es Salaam Communication Policy that will guide timely, effective and appropriate flow of information within the University of Dar es Salaam and beyond. The aim is to assist university faculty, staff and students in fulfilling the educational, research, and community outreach goals of the university.
We believe that given the global, international and local dynamism in the area of communication, and triggered by the search for excellence, it is only actors who are institutionally and individually willing to improve their conduct of business though effective communication that will excel. We cannot emphasise enough the fact that effective communication plays an essential role in building internal institutional cohesion, advancing organisational goals, and promoting core values.
On behalf of the university, I wish to thank everybody who, in one way or another, participated in the preparation of this policy. Furthermore, I would like to take this opportunity to request the University Council, Management, staff and students as well as the government, development partners and indeed all well-wishers to generously extend their material and moral support during the implementation of the policy.
Professor William, A. L. Anangisye Dar es Salaam
VC – University of Dar es Salaam Date: May, 2019
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