Faced with insufficient infrastructure and the ever-growing student population, Makerere University is to start online and tele-education degree facilities to ease congestion. The move comes after the varsity's Faculty of Computing and Information Technology (ICT) and the University of Hertfordshire School of Computer Science entered into a partnership to introduce online and tele-education degree programmes at Makerere. The Dean Faculty of ICT, Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba, said the programmes will help to reduce on the number of students who trek long distances to get lectures at the university and also reduce the burden of accommodation fees.
Courses earmarked include: BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Information systems, MSc Computer Science, MSc in Distributed Data Management, MSc in Distributed Systems and Networks, MSc in e-Learning Technology, MSc in Mobile Computing. Others are MSc in e-Learning Technology, MSc in Human Computer Interaction, MSc Multimedia Technology and MSc in Software Engineering.