Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Science recognises the Best Performing Staff and Students

Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Science recognises the Best Performing Staff and Students

The Faculty of Computing Library and Information Sciences (FoCLIS) organised an event to motivate the staff. This was aimed at reviewing the achievements so far registered.  The event left several Staff and Students with a lot of excitement and motivation to work harder after their efforts were recognized. On Monday 20th of June 2022, an annual review workshop was organized at the White Horse Inn and participants included the teaching Faculty, Students, and invited guests.

Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi
Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi

The Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Phelix Businge while giving his remarks said the faculty has so far registered a number of achievements. These include: making new research and publications, some staff have published book chapters and made journal publications, they have attended conferences/workshops presented papers, and participated in two exhibitions.

On external engagements, the faculty received Dr. Hilaire Nkunzimana from Burundi University under the IUCEA Staff mobility program and Dr. Phelix Businge of Kabale University was sent to the University of Technology and Arts of Byumba on an online program. One of the 2nd year Students Mr. Derrick Zziwa emerged as the 2nd at the National Finals in a competition of Internet of things and Artificial Intelligence Challenge in November 2021 and he got a chance to go to Dubai to represent Uganda in the international competitions.

The Dean of the faculty revealed that Kabale University won a project under the Center of Competences in Digital Education(C-CoDE). It is among five other countries in Africa. Under this arrangement, three Experts from Kabale University represented the Faculty in an event hosted by Moi University in Kenya. We were honoured as Dr. Paul Ssemaluulu was invited to be the Guest Lecturer at Nelson Mandela African Institute where he presented a paper on Embedded systems for the Master’s program in Embedded and Mobile Systems.

On grants, three grants were recently won by the faculty in addition to the three other projects that were already running. The faculty has made about four collaborations with google, indabaz Africa, Youth Mappers global, and ISACA Kampala Chapter all these are done to improve students’ skills and exposure the Dean said.

With all the Registered achievements the Faculty Staff decided to appreciate the outstanding performance of some of their Staff and Students. In this regard, Mr. Tamale Michael Asst Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Computer Science emerged as the overall best-performing Staff in the Faculty, and Ms. Florence Musimenta the Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Science was the best in the department.  Ms. Patricia Kyomugisha Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Information Technology and Computer Science also emerged as the best at the department level. A total of 23 students were awarded certificates for the good leadership that they exhibited in different fields.

Anny Katabaazi-Bwengye
Anny Katabaazi-Bwengye (Deputy VC Finance and Admin)

While addressing the participants, Mrs. Anny Katabaazi Bwenye the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Finance and Administration who represented the Vice-Chancellor congratulated all persons that participated in organizing such a workshop. Mrs. Bwengye thanked students for thinking and making a choice to join Kabale University. She thanked the Faculty Administrators for taking this step to evaluate themselves something most departments could not easily do.

She thanked Dr. Phelix Businge for his good leadership as a Dean in the Faculty of Computing Library and Information Science. Mrs. Anny Katabaazi  Bwengye thanked the Faculty team for the many Grants they have won. However, she cautioned the Staff against not teaching students according to the aligned timetables saying it can attract termination of their services with the University. She further challenged the staff not to remain stagnant in the same positions for many years, she emphasized the need to grow.

To the students, she said, they need to learn things that promote hard work and integrity so that once they leave the University they are good ambassadors.

Bwengye reminded the Human Resource Committee at the Faculty level to guide Staff on the relevant courses to undertake whenever they are advancing in their careers. She concluded by reminding the Staff and Students that Kabale University is currently ranked number eleven among other Universities in Uganda and she looks forward to the next three as they move towards the number one position.

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