Information provision in Kenya is evolving rapidly through the establishment and development of libraries and information centres in both public and private sectors, in industry, commerce, business and non-governmental organizations. There is need, therefore, for information specialists who understand the complexities of information generation, who can effectively manage information resources, provide and develop quality services, teach and undertake research.
The programme will be offered at certificate level. The certificate level programmes will take four terms i.e. 2 terms per module. The examining body shall be Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC).
To be eligible for admission into a certificate programmes, the KCSE certificate holder must have, or attain a minimum aggregate of grade D (plain)
Information studies is a relatively new programme and therefore, its job market has not been saturated with graduates. Moreover, the information industry is rapidly expanding hence the incessant need of information professionals in all sectors of the industry. After successful completion of the course, students advance to Diploma level in Information Studies