Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Science

Assoc Prof. Businge Phelix Mbabazi
Faculty Dean

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The Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Science, Kabale University was established on 1st July 2017. It is made up of two departments namely: Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, and the Department of Library and Information Science. The formation of the Faculty of Computing, Library and Information Science is based on the criteria of relatedness, compatibility and interdisciplinary capacity to form a viable Faculty. FOCLIS is committed to delivering excellent services in the area of Computing, Library, Records and Information Sciences and attracts both local and international students.

An inspirational center for Computing, Library and Information Science in East Africa and beyond.

To educate professionals in Computing, Library and Information science at all levels and cultivate academic and professional development areas.

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Programme Code Category Duration Study time
Bachelor of Computer Science KCS Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Information Technology KIT Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Library and Information Science KLS Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Bachelor of Records and Information Management KRM Bachelor’s Degrees 3 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Computer Science CSK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Information Technology ITK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Library and Information Science LSK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Diploma in Records Management RMK Undergraduate Diplomas 2 Years Fulltime
Master of Computer Science MCS Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend
Master of Information Science MIS Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend
Master of Information Technology MIT Master’s Degrees 2 Years Weekend

Staff members

Assoc Prof. Businge Phelix Mbabazi

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. MSc-IS, BCI, MCSA, CCNA, HCIA, HETC View Profile

Dr. Paul Ssemaluulu

Senior Lecturer
PhD-Information Systems, MSc Computer Science,BBA View Profile

Dr. Eng. Hilaire Nkunzimana

Senior Lecturer (Visiting Scholar)
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Dr. Raphael Aregu

Senior Lecturer
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Dr. George William Kiyingi

Senior Lecturer-Library & Information Science
PhD(University of Vienna UV), MSc. Inf. Sc. (University of Ibadan UI), PGDL (Makerere University, BA Hons(Soc Sc) View Profile

Benjamin K. Ahimbisibwe

Ph.D. Info. Systems(Candidate), Msc.Info. Science(MAK), BLIS (MAK), PGDISM(UMI) View Profile

Dr. Hussein Muhaise

Lecturer - Information Technology
PhD in Management Information Systems (KIU)  Masters of Information Systems (MUST) Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (UCU) Diploma in Records and Information Management (UMI)  Certificate in Records and Information Management (UMI) View Profile

Tamale Micheal

Assistant Lecturer
Msc CS (BU, India), BSC (MUK) View Profile

Agaba Obadiah

Assistant Lecturer
MLIS; BLIS; Dip. Ed View Profile

Muhoza Gloria

Assistant Lecturer

Najuka Vivian

Assistant Lecturer
PhD, Inf. Sci. {Cand}(Mak), MSc. Inf. Sci. (Mak), BLIS (Mak),DLIS (Mak),CLIS (Mak) View Profile

Kyomugisha Patricia

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. IS (MUST); BIT(BIT) View Profile

Niyonzima Ivan

Assistant Lecturer
Ph.D. IT (Student); MIT; PGD EDUC.; BIT View Profile

Chance Rest

Assistant Lecturer
MSc. Info. Scie.; BLIS View Profile

Sarah Kakuru Rwotolonya

Assistant Lecturer-Library and Information Mgt
Msc [Information Science] and BLIS [Mak] View Profile

Calorine Katushabe

Assistant Lecturer-Computer Science
PhD Candidate in IoT(ACEIoT_UR); MSc. IS (MUST); BCS(MUST) View Profile

Joseph Brian Musanje Kasozi

Assistant Lecturer-Computer Science
Msc CS(UNITN); BSC ,CS (UCU) View Profile

Brian Muchake

Assistant Lecturer-Information Technology
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Kyasiimire Doreen

Assistant Administrative Officer
BASS (KYU), MBA - (MGT)- KAB, HETC -KAB View Profile

Musiimenta Florence

Teaching Assistant
MSc.Inf.Sc){Cand.); BLIS View Profile

Aureri Akankwansa

Teaching Asssistant
MSc. Comp _Computer Security (Student-UTAMU), PGDE(UCU), BCS.(KAB), CCNA, KOHA View Profile

Natukunda Deus

Office Assistant
DIP. Envir. Sci.; Certi. Principle of Tropical Agric Stage 1&2. View Profile

Leadership Profile

Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi is currently Dean/Senior Lecturer-Faculty of Computing, library and Information Science (FoCLIS), Kabale University with PhD in Management Information System (2017), Masters of Information System (2010) and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering (2007) of Kampala International University with professional training such as Microsoft Certified Systems Administration, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Associate Instructors course, and Huawei Certified Network Associate(HCIA).

Dr. Businge has over Eleven (11) years’ experience in University Teaching since 2008 such as Kampala International University and Muni University where he served in various leadership capacities such as; Head of Department –Computer and Information Science, Faculty of Techno Science at Muni University, Postgraduate Head of Department-Applied Science and Technology in the College of Higher Degrees and Research of Kampala International University and Examinations/Results Officer at the School of Computer of Kampala International University.

One Book published and over Ten (10) publications in the area of Information Security, ICT4D, mobile device usage, Information Management, and E-learning. Dr. Businge has presented conference papers both locally & internationally and has supervised many masters’ students to completion.

Dr. Businge is a Member of Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) Higher Education Cluster a project of African Union managed by Association of African Universities which is expected to catalyse the realization of Agenda 2063 by mobilizing and engaging higher education bodies and other relevant stakeholders to contribute and participate in the achievement of the goals of Agenda 2063 among others. He is a programme assessor of computing programmes at the National Council of Higher Education-Uganda (NCHE) and programme evaluator at Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) External Peer Evaluator of Computing programmes 4th cohort, Member of East African Higher Education Quality Assurance Network and Member of Internet Society.

Dr. Businge has attained training in Doctoral Supervision organised by Stellenbosch University Ada & Makerere University Joint Doctoral School (2016), Interdisciplinary Grant Writing and Research Management” For Researchers In New Public Universities In Uganda Organized by DIES National Multiplication Trainings (NMT) Uganda Team (2017), Research Connect by British Council, E-content development and Facilitating online courses 2018 by University of Cape Town (South Africa).

Dr. Businge’s current research interests are Information Security, ERPs, E-learning, ICT4Education, E-Governance; Cloud computing, Big Data, Statistical Methods, Data Analytics, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.


  • Provides professional stewardship to all academic staff and programs of the Faculty/ School.
  • Oversees the administrative and support functions of the Faculty/ School including planning, budgeting, budget implementation, and policy oversight.
  • Supervises academic staff for the effective and timely realization of the teaching curriculum as specified in the Faculty/ School academic schedule/ timetable.
  • Initiates linkages between the Faculty/ School and external academic institutions of higher learning within and outside Uganda to enhance collaboration and cooperation in the promotion of knowledge.
  • Coordinates and supervises research programs, in liaison with the Directorate of Under-graduate, Post-graduate and other qualified studies offered by the Faculty/ School or affiliated institutions.
  • Resources for funds for academic and other programs necessary for the effective operation of the Faculty/ School.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, promotion and disciplining of academic and non-academic staff of the Faculty/ School in accordance with the law and University policy and standards.
  • Assesses training needs of staff within the Faculty/ School and recommending appropriate action for follow-up.
  • Manages the performance of staff with appropriate recommendations.
  • Directs the proper and efficient management of Faculty/ School academic and administrative records.
  • Directs the management, including inventory, utilization and maintenance, of all physical assets allocated, acquired or disposed of by the Faculty/ School and the disbursement and accountability for fiscal resources.
  • Participates in or chairs Committees or Sub-committees of the University as stipulated by law, Council or Senate resolutions.



Dr. Johnson Ocan, Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi and Prof. M.J. K Muranga August, 2022 → September, 2023
Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi,Musiime Aloysius,Tamale Michael,Zziwa Derrick,Kakooza Aziizi,Mabirizi Vicent,Patricia Kyomugisha July, 2022 → June, 2023
National ICT Initiatives Support Programme (MoICT and NG) Together with Kabale University June, 2022 → June, 2025
Zziwa Derrick, Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi,Mr. Tamale Michael,Dr. Mercy Nwankwo,Kakooza Aziizi,Mukisa Adrian,Musiime Alozious July, 2021 → June, 2022
Prof. Benon Basheka(Project Leader), Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi (Academic Coordinator), Jones Muragira(Technical Coordinator), Tumusiime Robert(Systems Eng), Nkamwesiga Nicholas(Digital Edu Expert), Mutebi Micheal (E-Learning Officer), Kyomugisha Patricia (Digital Edu Expert), Katende Ronald (Digital Edu Expert), Turihohabwe Jack Pedagogy & Instructional Design), Sandra Atukwatse (Digital Learning & Commn), Collins Nuwagaba (Studio Production & Multimedia) June, 2021 → June, 2023
Dr. Nina Olivia Rugambwa [Principal Investigator], Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi [Co-Investigator], Dr. Nafiu Lukman Abiodun [Co-Investigator]. March, 2021 → February, 2022
Dr. Businge Phelix Mbabazi[Principal Investigator], Dr. Nina Olivia Rugambwa[Co-Investigator] , Dr. Nafiu Lukman Abiodun[Co-Investigator] December, 2020 → December, 2021

Student's Research

Student's Research


Contact Information

Email Address: DeanFoclis@kab.ac.ug
Phone Contacts: +256 782 823 607