SIDA-KIPS Research Seminars

The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS), under the SIDA-KIPS project hosted a Ph.D. research seminar series from the 29th October to 10th November 2017. The project addresses Building Capacity for Knowledge and Information Production and Sharing for Socio- economic Development in Uganda and is a collaboration between Swedish School of Library and Information Science, University of Borås, Sweden, and Makerere University.  The project supports; Five (5) EASLIS staff pursuing Ph.D. at Makerere University, Research teams, pedagogical and research management skills, Graduate curriculum review,  Launching and supporting a LIS On-line Journal,  Innovative LIS

EASLIS hosts Kawempe Youth Centre Team

The East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EALSIS) on 18th Oct 2017 hosted the Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC). The KYC team was led by Mrs. Esther Kyazike (CEO, KYC) and key presenter during the 3-hour talk session. The topic for discussion was the Roles of Libraries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Mrs. Kyazike was humbled and honored to be addressing students from EALSIS, Makerere University. During her presentation she briefly highlighted on her life story as well as her work as a library attendant at the National

EASLIS PHD PUBLIC SEMINAR

The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) on 7th Nov 2017 hosted a Ph.D. Public Seminar for 1st year Ph.D. students to provide a platform to present their research concepts, an opportunity to learn, critique their peers, improve on articulation etc. The seminar was organized and officiated by Prof. Maria Musoke. In attendance were Prof. Tonny Oyana (Principal, CoCIS), Dr. W. Kiyingi, Dr. Joyce Bukirwa, EASLIS academic staff, invited guests and members from the general public. The theme of the seminar was Current Trends and Developments in Library

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  • Library and Information Science (LIS) is a discipline that aims at training information professionals to serve different stakeholders for development. LIS is considered as a cross cutting discipline in humanities, sciences and technology. In Uganda, training in LIS started in 1963 when the East African School of Librarianship (EASL) now East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) was established at Makerere University in 1963 and is one of the academic units equivalent of a faculty.
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  • Uganda’s most valuable asset for attaining and sustaining rapid human and economic advancement is its people. The capacity of these people needs to be quantitatively and qualitatively nurtured in order to ease access to relevant information that would facilitate proper decision making for rapid social economic development. This strategy is devolved from the long-term aim of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)
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  • Information is a key resource for individual, organizational, national and international development. It must therefore be generated, processed, stored, and disseminated. However, because it is a non-dynamic resource, the above activities cannot happen by themselves. Therefore, there must exist a body of information professionals with extensive theory (knowledge) and training (competencies and skills) in order to effectively manage this information.
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  • Highly educated and specialized information Scientists are critical for the generation of information/knowledge to facilitate better understanding of information society and the designing of appropriate policies.   In contemporary societies, the most highly educated and specialized Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals are those who have studied and acquired the Ph.D degrees.  Such Information Science Professionals who additionally have published and acquired experience in their respective fields of specialization have become the primary information policy advisors in their countries.
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The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS), under the SIDA-KIPS project hosted a Ph.D. research seminar series from the 29th October to 10th November 2017. The project...

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EASLIS PHD PUBLIC SEMINAR

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EASLIS PHD PUBLIC SEMINAR

The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) on 7th Nov 2017 hosted a Ph.D. Public Seminar for 1st year Ph.D. students to provide a platform to present...

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EASLIS hosts Kawempe Youth Centre Team

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EASLIS hosts Kawempe Youth Centre Team

The East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EALSIS) on 18th Oct 2017 hosted the Kawempe Youth Centre (KYC). The KYC team was led by Mrs. Esther Kyazike (CEO,...

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SUMMER TRAINING

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SUMMER TRAINING

Starting 8th June – 12th August 2015 | At Makerere University, College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) Application Procedure. Write a motivational Letter (Half Page (A4)) Highlight your individual Technical...

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CoCIS Connect Kicks off

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CoCIS Connect Kicks off

The long awaited CoCIS Connect Exhibition with the theme: From Invention to Innovation was lauched on 26th March 2015 by the Director ICT at Uganda Police Force Mr. Amos Ngabirano...

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CoCIS Connect From Invention to Innovati…

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CoCIS Connect From Invention to Innovation Exhibition

The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS), is a respected Centre of Excellence in Computing and Information Science training, research and consultancy services in sub-Saharan Africa. With over 6,000...

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Curriculum Development workshop - PAUIST…

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Curriculum Development workshop - PAUISTI Programs.

By: Grace.N.Senoga PAUISTI is a private Pan African University, Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation. It started as an initiative by the head of states (President Mugabe). Universities that showed...

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Makerere University Advances Online (wor…

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Makerere University Advances Online (workshop held from 23-25/02/15)

By: Evelyn Namugwanya Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that are freely available Online for everyone to use from instructors, student to self-learners. Makerere university college of computing...

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4th Cohort Amity Graduation

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4th Cohort Amity Graduation

By: Grace. N. Senoga The 4th AMITY University Degree and Diploma award ceremony was conducted on the 27th Feb 2015 at CoCIS Makerere University. A total of 199 students graduated. The...

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Two projects from SCIT and one from EASLIS accepted for SIDA funding

The School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT) and East African School of Library and Information Sciences (EASLIS) have received research funding from SIDA to support two projects from SCIT...

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EASLIS - PhD Student Research Public Seminar
EASLIS - PhD Student Research Public Seminar

The East African School of Library & Information Sciences at the College of Computing and IS is hosting a PhD Student Research Public Seminar under the theme "CURRENT TRENDS AND...

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2018/2019 student Admission at the East African School Of Libriary and Information Scineces

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BACHELOR OF RECORDS & ARCHIVES Mgt (BRAM)

Uganda’s most valuable asset for attaining and sustaining rapid human and economic advancement is its people. The capacity of these people needs to be quantitatively and qualitatively nurtured in order to ease access to relevant information that would facilitate proper decision making for rapid social economic development. This strategy is devolved from the long-term aim of the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD)

to ensure that African countries move in the right path for sustainable growth and development, whose objectives among others are to ensure that Uganda achieves the agreed Millennium Development Goals (NEPAD, 2002:4).

Bachelors of Records and Archives Management programme, is designed to:

      • Satisfy the increasing demand for trained records and archives professionals.
      • Create upgrading avenues for existing undergraduate diploma programmes like DRAM, Secretarial studies, etc
      • Strengthen local governments by providing personnel for records and archives management.
      • Provide an opportunity for A-level leavers to develop a career in records and archives management.

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The BRAM programme has the following objectives:

      • To build Human Resources capacity for the various government and private sector records and archives management institutions
      • To equip students with knowledge and skills for managing different types of records, archives and information institutions.
      • To prepare students for further professional growth in records, archives and information management.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
The BRAM programme duration shall run for a period of 3 Academic Years. The First and Third years shall consist of two semesters of 17 weeks each (15 weeks for 2 weeks for examinations). The Second year in addition to the two semesters of 17 weeks each shall include a Recess Term of 10 weeks for field attachment. Instruction shall be by courses, quantified into credit units. One credit unit is equivalent to fifteen (15) Contact Hours. A Contact Hour shall be equivalent to one (1) Hour of lecture or two (2) hours of tutorial/fieldwork. Four (4) Hours of Field Work are equivalent to one (1) Contact Hour.

Details of the BRAM programme structure are specified below where:
LH =   Lecture Hour
PH =    Practical Hour
CH =   Contact Hour
CU =   Credit Units
YEAR ONE


Semester 1

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 1101

BRM 1102
BRM 1103

BRM 1104
BLS 1111
BLS 1112

Principles of Records and Archives management.
Organization and Office systems
Paleography and Oral history management
Supplies and Materials Management
Information Technology I
Communication Skills and Practice

 

3
3

3
3
4
3

 

45
30

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
60
30

 

45
45

45
45
60
45

 

New
New

New
New
Current
Current

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

19

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 1201
BRM 1202
BRM 1203
BRM 1204
BRM 1205

 

BRM 1206

Papermaking and Reprography
Audiovisual Records Management
Classification and Cataloguing
Applied Organizational Psychology
Government Information Resources and Systems

Information Technology II

3
3
4
3

3

4

30
30
30
30

45

30

30
30
60
30

 

60

45
45
60
45

45

60

New
New
New
New

New

New

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

-

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

20

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                   
YEAR TWO


Semester 1

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 2101

BRM 2102

BRM 2103
BLS 2215
BRM 2104
BRM 2105

Information and Documentation Services
Ethics in Records and Archives Management
Records Processing and Organization
Database Management Systems
Desktop Publishing and Editing
Research Methods

3

3

3
4
4
3

30

45

30
30
30
45

30

 

30
60
60

45

45

45
60
60
45

New

New

New
Current
New
New

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

20

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 2201
BLS 3115

BRM 2202
BRM 2203
BRM 2204
BRM 2205

Management Principles and Practices
Analysis of Records Management systems
Health Records management
Archives Administration
Records Storage and Security
Research Data Analysis

3
3

3
3
3
3

45
30

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
30
30

45
45

45
45
45
45

New
Current

New
New
New
New

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

18

 

 

 

 

 

RECESS TERM


Recess Term

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 2301

Field Attachment

5

 

300

 

New

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

5

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR THREE


Semester 1

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 3101
BRM 3102
BRM 3103
BLS 3214

BLS 3121

Project Planning and Management
Management of Business Records
Preservation and Conservation
Automation of Records Management Systems
Website Development and Internet Technology

3
3
3
4

 

4

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
30
60

 

60

45
45
45
60

 

60

New
New
New
Current

 

Current

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

17

 

 

 

 

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Status

Core Course

BRM 3201
BRM 3202

BRM 3203
BLS 3215
BRM 3204

Management of Museums
Managing of Records and Archives Institutions
Management of Electronic Records
Records Management and the Law
Project

3
3

4
3
6

45
30

30
45

 

30

60

150

45
45

60
45
75

New
New

New
Current
New

Electives

None

None

-

-

-

-

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

19

 

 

 

 

TOTAL MINIMUM GRADUATION CU REQUIREMENT


YEAR 1
SEM 1 CU

YEAR 1
SEM 2 CU

YEAR 2
SEM 1 CU

YEAR  2
SEM 2 CU

RECESS
TERM

YEAR 3
SEM 1 CU

YEAR 3
SEM 2 CU

TOTAL
CU

19

20

20

18

5

17

19

118


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
            Admission to the programme shall be through any of the four avenues:

      • Direct Entry
      • Mature Age Scheme
      • Diploma Holders Scheme
      • Degree Holders
      • Direct Entry

An applicant must have obtained at least two principle passes in Sciences or Arts subjects at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or its equivalent and must also possess a certificate of the Uganda Certificate Education (UCE) or its equivalent.

For purposes of admission into the BRAM programme, the advanced level subjects shall carry the following weights:


Essential Subjects

Relevant Subjects

Desirable Subjects

Others

Two best done of ALL A-level subjects

Third best done of ALL A-level subjects

General Paper, Sub-Maths

ALL others

      • Mature Age Entry

Admission may be by Mature Age Entry Scheme after passing two special mature age university examinations in aptitude and specialized knowledge relevant to records and archives management.

      • Diploma Entry

Holders of Diploma in Records and Archives Management, Diploma in Library and Information Science, Diploma in Information Management, Diploma in Information Technology, Diploma in Computer Science, Diploma in Secretarial Studies, Diploma in Public Administration or related from any recognized institution may be admitted to the BRAM programme. The applicants should have obtained a Credit Class Diploma. A student who has enrolled for a Diploma in Records and Archives Management with effect from academic year 2010/2011 from Makerere University and graduates with a credit class Diploma qualifies to be exempted from the following courses in BRAM programme:

Semester 1

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course

BRM 1101

BRM 1102
BRM 1103

BRM 1104
BLS 1111
BLS 1112

Principles of Records and Archives management.
Organization and Office systems
Paleography and Oral history management
Supplies and Materials Management
Information Technology I
Communication Skills and Practice

 

3
3

3
3
4
3

 

45
30

30
30
30
30

 

30

30
30
60
30

 

45
45

45
45
60
45

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

19

 

 

 

Semester 2

Code

Course Name

CU

LH

PH

CH

Core Course

BRM 1201
BRM 1202
BRM 1203
BRM 1204
BRM 1205

 

BRM 1206

Papermaking and Reprography
Audiovisual Records Management
Classification and Cataloguing
Applied Organizational Psychology
Government Information Resources and Systems

Information Technology II

3
3
4
3

3

4

30
30
30
30

45

30

30
30
60
30

 

60

45
45
60
45

45

60

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT UNITS

20

 

 

 

      • Degree

Holders of any Degree from a recognized university or institution of Higher learning may be admitted to the BRAM programme.

EXAMINATION REGULATIONS
The general regulations and statutes of Makerere University and East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) shall apply.

      • General Regulations
      • University Examinations shall be held in all courses at the end of each semester.
      • There shall be a Board of Examiners, which shall be composed of External, and Internal Examiners appointed by the Senate on the recommendation of the Board of the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS).
      • The Board of Examiners shall receive, consider and make recommendation of the final examination results for each candidate
      • The Director EASLIS shall chair the Board of Examiners and all decisions of the Board of Examiners shall be subjected to rectification by the EASLIS Board of Studies.
      • The EASLIS Board of Studies shall recommend to the University Senate what mark shall finally be awarded to each candidate in each course and the final result of the examination.
      • Pass mark
      • The pass mark in each course in the First, Second and Third years shall be 50%.
      • Progressive Assessment and Grading; progressive assessment, which shall consist of not less than two assignments per course, shall contribute 30% of the marks in any University Examination.

Marks                               Letter Grade                          Grade Point
80 – 100                                        A                                             5.0
75 – 79.9                                       B+                                           4.5
70 – 74.9                                       B                                             4.0
65 – 69.9                                       B-                                            3.5
60 – 64.9                                       C+                                           3.0
55 – 59.9                                       C                                             2.5
50 – 54.9                                       C-                                            2.0
45 – 49.9                                       D+                                           1.5
40 – 44.9                                       D                                             1.0
35 – 39.9                                       D-                                            0.5
Below 35                                       E                                              0

 

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