I conducted a research among the students in a bid to get their views about their perceptions with regards to the state of education pertaining to the aspect of human rights at GMU. The respondents reported that their course/department/college/office promotes human rights by offering courses on this particular topic and they promote research about human rights. All respondents reported that their course/department/ college/ office are doing something that promotes human rights. The respondents also reported that they did not know the state of human rights education for undergraduates at GMU and this mainly depended on the department. All respondents were able to state what their department was doing but were however unaware to identify what other departments were doing with regards to the aspect of human rights education.
Some respondents reported that they do not know while others noted the need for more outreach and connectivity among the students but also thought that this could be limited as a matter of money/budget constraints. Some respondents think that human rights education needs to be promoted at the campus. For example, GMU could have a human rights day as an event just like we have an international week. One of the main concerns in promoting human rights education from the respondents was to include it in the curriculum so that every student can have a chance to do a course related to human rights. The respondents also mentioned concern about lack of administration support, lack of interest from students and differences among what they thought should be taught in a human rights curriculum.
For instance, poverty stimulation is probably a good way of understanding the way of people’s life. Activities should be done to engage lower income families in order to understand their behavior, culture and conditions. In that way, people can