The East African School of Library and Information Science was set up in 1963 as a regional institution for training of Library and Information Science personnel by agreement of the Government of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
The School is a fully-fledged teaching department of Makerere University.
Library and Information Science is a service-oriented discipline that requires practical skills of different types. To satisfy that need, computer laboratories, audio-visual laboratory, book processing unit, desktop publishing unit have been established.
The School also takes students for field trips to introduce them to the records offices, archival institutions, paper-making factories and printing establishments.
It is the aim of the School to educate and train a work force for the development of information services and records management. At present, the School is running the following programmes:
- PhD in Information Science
- Master of Science in Information Science (MSc. Inf. Science)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Librarianship (PGDL)
- Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLIS) both Day and Evening
- Bachelors of Records and Archives Management (BRAM)
- Diploma in Library and Information Science (DLIS)
- Diploma in Records and Archives Management (DRAM)
- Certificate in Library and Information Science (CLIS)
Objectives of the program
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.
The following will be eligible to apply for BRAM
- A-level leavers or equivalent
- Mature age students and
- 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
- Graduates who have interest in developing a career in records and archives management.
Admission to the programme shall be through any of the four avenues:
- Direct Entry
- Mature Age Scheme
- Diploma Holders Scheme
- Degree Holders
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.
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.
Holders of any Degree from a recognized university or institution of Higher learning may be admitted to the BRAM programme.