The Department was established in February 1987 motivated by the need to centralize computing as a service unit and offer training. Currently we offer Degree, Higher Diploma, Diploma, Certificate and Pre-Certificate courses in Information and Communication Technology on both regular and Part-time basis. Over time we have had a steady growth in students enrolment to the current number of over 600 students. The two Degree programs on offer currently are, Bachelor of Science Information Technology and Bachelor of Technology in Information Communication Technology (BTECH.ICT).
The department envisages establishing linkages with stakeholders and industry players with a view of having joint research activities for mobile applications. We are also spearheading growth and development of an E-learning centre from which we intend to create linkages with recognised top universities to offer On-line studies, this will culminate in us offering our own e-learning curriculum to facilitate distance learning.
We are projecting getting into Bioinformatics, working with local hospitals to mine data that will aid in determining trends of diseases in the region and developing a knowledge based economy as part of our extension services; the idea is to make relevant information and knowlegde -for economic empowerment- easily available to the local community. The departments students incubators, apart from just offering foundation to the students shall develop tailor made software for customers and also assemble computers for the local market, this will give students work experience and generate funds.