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Library Automation in Academic Libraries

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY

NAME: KENYI KENNEDY SOKIRI

REG NO: 08/X/25167/EVE

COURSE CODE BLS 3114: PROJECT PROPOSAL WRITING

BY: DR. KIYINGI G.W

SUPERVISOR: MRS. JOYCE BUKIRWA

TOPIC

EVALUTION OF AN AUTOMATED LIBRARY SYSTEM IN THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES OF SOUTH SUDAN: A CASE OF JUBA UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION

1.1Introduction

This chapter discuses the background of the study, statement of the problems, purpose of the study, objectives, research questions, scope of the study, significance and justification of the study.

1.2Background to Juba university

As early as the thirties, a training programme was started in Juba for clerks, typists and other personnel for the whole of the Southern Sudan. The 'Trainees' as the students were known, resided in the area presently occupied by the District Police Headquarters. In the mid-forties, the training programme was upgraded and the place was recognized as the Juba Training Centre (JTC). This Centre trained junior personnel like accountants, clerks, book-keepers, medical assistants and public health officers. In 1954, the JTC was phased out and the premises were converted to the present commercial secondary school. The idea of a University in the South was first raised in March 1965 when, in response to the demand from Southern members, the Round Table Conference resolved to establish a University in the Southern Sudan. However, due to various problems, this was not implemented. In 1971, the Erkweit Conference, which was held in Juba that year, recognized the need for a training facility in Juba and recommended that the University of Khartoum should open a branch of its Extra-Mural...

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