Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science

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. LIS mission is “to offer education, promote research and innovation, and outreach in LIS to respond to the present and future information needs of society”.

The programme aims to addresses the following goals:

  • To provide a teaching and learning environment in LIS that ensures quality of staff and students that are competitive in the changing information management environment;
  • To promote staff and students research and technology innovations in library and information management;
  • To mentor staff and students in LIS with a purpose of preparing them for employment in the ever changing public and private sector information environment.
  • To promote transfer of library and information management best practices to private and public sector;
  • To facilitate LIS academic work in the real life information management sector
  • To facilitate networking between the international, regional, private, public sector and LIS stakeholders.


  • A minimum of five (5) ‘O’ Levels (1 – 6) grades including English and Mathematics.
  • Diploma in Library and Information Studies OR related program from a reputable University.

Mature entry can be considered for the Degree in Library and Information Studies.

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