Reforms at Makerere University in Uganda: implications for information science with a focus on records and archives management education in the digital era

  • Constant Okello-Obura Department of Information Science, University of South Africa and East African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere University
Keywords: East African School of Library and Information Science, Higher education-Uganda, higher education reforms, Makerere University, library and information science education, records management training


The global reforms are a reality today. This has not spared education sector and specifically higher education institutions (HEIs). In order to stay afloat, relevant and operate efficiently within the ever dwindling support from governments, universities and colleges are making significant reforms. One of the reforms is the transformation into colleges. The question is: how are these reforms impacting on the operation and training of different professional programmes, especially Information Science and Records Management in the digital era? This article using literature/document analysis and experience of the author explores the reforms in Makerere University with a focus on information science, records and archives management (ISRAM) Education and Training. It highlights the genesis, the strengths of the reforms, weaknesses and makes recommendations that are expected to generate discussions among the LIS professionals.

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