DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS
Welcome by Dr. Tumwebaze Henry (Ag. Head of Department)
I welcome you to the Department of Economics and Statistics. Both the fresh and old students need information that will guide them in achieving their aim of becoming Economists, Statisticians and microfinance practitioners.
The department ranks above other choices by undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For instance, more than 50 per cent of all graduates in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in each graduation session come from the Department. The Department is a link between the Social Sciences and the real world situation. The department has a special emphasis on the application of theories developed by scholars in Ugandan and world situation in terms of social-economic applications of practical and theoretical concept.
The Department of Economics and Statistics currently offers Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of Microfinance and Diploma in Microfinance to students from Uganda and throughout Africa. Our Programmes will enable you to rise to the top of your chosen profession.
We have a tradition of cordial relationship with our students. Students are encouraged to interact with all staff for the pursuit of our common goals on high academic achievement and professional excellence.
The vision of the Department of Economics & Statistics is to be a centre for Economic Policy Analysis and Microfinance excellence
The mission of the Department of Economics & Statistics is to advance and promote Knowledge and Development of Skills in Research, Economics, Microfinance and Statistics with regard to quality services and transformation of society
We wish you a happy and rewarding time with us
The Department of Economics & Statistics is one of the most popular Departments in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. In any given academic year, courses offered by the Department are taken by over 3500 undergraduate and Diploma students. Each year, all Microfinance and Statistics second and third year students attend Special internship Programme which is highly competitive. Economics, Statistics and Microfinance remain popular choices of students following the General Degree Programme.
The Department of Economics & Statistics has a total teaching staff strength of 81 members; this includes 2 PhD- level trained and 61 Masters-level trained staff of which 15 are full time staff. We also have 18 first class graduates from Kyambogo University who are now our tutorial assistants. It is imperative to note that our staff are young, dynamic and professional.
The Department of Economics & Statistics started way back in 2001 as Economics Department before it was transformed into Economics and Statistics in 2004. It falls under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and currently home to close to a half the total number of students in the Faculty. The department has stand-alone programs but also services wider faculty programs where students offer economics courses. The restructuring of Kyambogo University conducted by K2 Informatics Consultants (2004) recommended among other things a split of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences into two separate Faculties or Schools.
The need to split the Faculty is gradually gaining momentum and the Department of Economics and Statistics has submitted a proposal on the same. The advice has always been that numbers of full time staff needed to grow up to at least 15 which have now been achieved. Restructuring workshop has already been held through an adhoc committee headed by Dr. Matovu John Baptist and the Committee among others recommended that Economics and Statistics should to be split and this is going to be done in a phased manner.
Currently the Department of Economics and Statistics offers three undergraduate degree and a diploma programs; Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Economics and Statistics, Bachelor of Microfinance and Diploma in Microfinance. With the impending split, the Department guarantees improvement in efficiency, effectiveness and systematic planned growth in Economics, Microfinance and Statistics disciplines.