The College and its Schools
The College of Computing and Information Sciences (CoCIS) Makerere University was established on 13th December 2010. It consists of two schools:-
School of Computing and Informatics Technology (SCIT) and
East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS).
CoCIS is one of the largest computing and ICT training, information science, research and consultancy colleges in Africa. It cuts across as a world class College and has maintained its place as an icon of excellence on the continent. It is committed to delivering excellent services in the area of Computing, Library, Records and Information Sciences and attracts both local and international students. CoCIS boasts of the state of the art infrastructure including lecture theaters, giant computer laboratories, specialized computer laboratories and a college library. Its three buildings can accommodate over 10,000 students in one sitting.
The established academic staff strength of the College is about 300 teaching staff including 11 visiting and local professors. Over twenty of these staff members hold doctorate, with many others in advanced stages of completing their PhD studies.
Formation of the College of Computing and Information Science is based on the criteria of relatedness, compatibility, interdisciplinary, capacity to form a viable college, synergy in mission and objectives, potential for modularization and baseline resources (number of students, programmes, academic staff, space, library and computing facilities) and other capacity indicators considered by the National Council for Higher education (NCHE).
This merger has seen a pool of resources and facilities like computer laboratories, specialized laboratories, book libraries, journals, cameras, and personnel both administrative and academic staff.