Message from the Dean of Students
The Dean of Students office is committed to helping all students at the Polytechnic reach their fullest potentials in and out of the classroom. Our office provides a variety of students support services along with opportunities for leadership experience and diverse student work environment. The Dean of Students office connects students to resources, provides support and helps to create policies that impact each student’s experience. We are the main offie whose main activity is Student affairs. The office provides wide ranging support to all students in times of challenge and crisis or when faced with concerns and struggles. ‘If you don’t know whom to contact, or where to start, the Dean of Students office is here to help you’. The Dean of Students office is committed to the welfare of each student as well as addressing issues of personal safety, harassment, discrimination and promoting initiatives that strengthen our college and community. The Dean of Students office oversees the entire scope of matters pertaining to students’ issues ranging from accommodation allocations and supervision to catering services. The Dean of Students office is responsible for sporting activities and facilities, student’s associations, student council elections and general harmony in the various activities undertaken by students within the Polytechnic. This explains why we play a fundamental part in the systemic flow of academic and co-curricular activities in the institution. The Dean of Students office deals with matters of student orientation in the Polytechnic,
There is a department of Guidance and Counseling with a HoD under the offie of the dean, and whose main duty is to answer to the needs of students and staff that grapple with problems occasioned by the ever-changing lifestyles and social environment. The Kasese Youth Polytechnic Student Government commonly referred to as the Guild Government fall under our office. We help students conduct their elections, swear in offiials, orientate them to offie and work closely with them to deliver services. Thus, we are tasked with the provision of linkages, flw of information and synergy of purpose in providing a conducive learning environment for students. Clubs and societies like wildlife club, environment club, religious groups such as Catholic Students Association (CSA), Seventh Day Adventists (SDA), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Red Cross Society and music and drama clubs are organised and harmonised by our offie. We arrange fild trips, excursions and all social events to ensure discipline and integrity in students’ dealings. We also arrange for student motivation talks, prayer days and spiritual nourishments and assist students to overcome and manage any other emerging issues and challenges that may arise from time to time.
Student’s orientation is basically a rite of passage every incoming Polytechnic student should experience. At this time in your life, moving from high school to college may be exciting, but it can also be a little intimidating. Maybe you’re nervous about finding your way around campus or making new friends. Don’t worry, we promise you aren’t the only student worried about these things, even if no one else will admit it. To make this transition a little easier, the Dean of Students (DoS) will guide you through orientation, helping you effortlessly become academically and socially integrated to our campus, experience a real college class and meet other new colleagues who could become your future best friends in college.
You will be able to learn about various campus activities. At orientation there will be plenty of information about our campus life and all the ways you can get involved in student organizations. Thinking about joining one of our 10-plus clubs? How about Student Government? Feel free to ask the Dos about ways to get involved. Any additional questions, comments or concerns you have can be taken care of with a quick visit by our DoS office or by asking any member of staff — they basically know everything.
We hold Students cultural day every academic year, various tribes get chance to represent their cultures in dance, dressing, singing etc. with the participants awarded certificates and other goodies. Cultural day help us to celebrate our diversities and enhance national cohesion among our students.