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Positioning of Records and Archives Education in Uganda: An Analysis of the Trend

C Okello-Obura

Abstract


The value of good records and archives management in the
promotion of accountability, good governance and human rights
cannot be overemphasized. However, this can only be possible when
a pool of well-trained human resources exist in the field of records
and archives management. This article, based on a literature review
explores and makes the situation analysis of records and archives
management education in Uganda. The article reviews the administrative
history of Uganda to highlight the value of good records and
archives management for the promotion of national heritage. It makes
among others a review of records and archives management demand
in Uganda; and states the intrinsic values of sound records management.
The syllabus of Bachelor of Records and Archives Management
(BRAM) in Uganda is presented. The challenges of records
management education with reference to Uganda and the way
forward are addressed.



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