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Philosophy of the Programme: 

It is a broad-based and harmonised programme developed to cover library and information studies, information and communication technology, records and archives management, publishing and media studies, and knowledge management. This blend of subjects is geared towards producing competent technical information/knowledge workers capable of working in any sub-sector of the information and knowledge industry.

Goal of the Programme: 

The Diploma in Information Sciences is designed to enable the learner to acquire technical knowledge and hands-on experience in various aspects of Information Sciences and Knowledge Management. The key objectives of this Diploma programme are to:

  1. Acquaint the learners with key concepts, historical development, principles and practices in information sciences and knowledge management;
  2. Produce highly trained and educated technical human resource capable of working in a variety of information environments; and
  3. Equip the learners with knowledge and skills necessary for self-paced learning, self-employment, and professional growth.

Expected Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the diploma, graduates should be able to: i) Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, philosophy, and role of information and knowledge in any economy; ii) Develop and manage an information service in a variety of areas; iii) Perform various information and knowledge management activities such as collection, processing, storage, discovery, retrieval and dissemination in libraries, information centres and other information environments; iv) Organize and manage information resources and systems; and v) Pursue undergraduate studies in information sciences and knowledge management.

Mode of Delivery of the Programme: 

Part-Time (Evening & Weekend)

Admission Requirements: 

  1. KCSE mean grade of C- (minus), with at least a C- in English/Kiswahili and Mathematics/Physics; OR
  2. A certificate in one of the information sciences’ disciplines, with distinction or credit, obtained from a reputable institution; OR
  3. An equivalent alternative qualification to those mentioned above e.g. KCE (Div.III) or KACE with at least one principal pass.

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