EASLIS hosts second cohort of MIT students

The East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS) in conjunction with the Makerere University Library are yet again hosting a group of students who enrolled for the Master of Information Technology (MIT) Stream B (Carnegie) programme. This programme is a partnership between Makerere University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA, the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

“Currently, all students enrolled under this programme from different parts of Africa are on a two-week session in Uganda for expert guest lectures by staff of the College of Computing and Information Sciences,” said the EASLIS dean, Assoc. Prof. Constant Okello-Obura.

The MIT programme is geared towards empowering the next generation of Library and Information professionals within sub-Saharan African countries with knowledge and skills to apply modern ICTs and to build capacity amongst middle managers involved in managing ICT or working in ICT-intensive environments in academic libraries and faculty members at Library and Information Science schools to support the next generation of academics and researchers in Africa.

So far, four academic staff members from EASLIS have enrolled in this programme. These are – Mr. Francis Ssekitto, Mr. Robert Kayiki, Ms. Dianah Kacunguzi and Mr. Francis Ekwaro

 

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