The Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences (CIS) was formally established through the decision of Senate at its 193rd (Special) meeting held on June, 2008. Part of that senate decision was the movement to CIS of the Dept of Computer Science from the Faculty of Science;

and the movement to CIS of the Dept of Mass Communication from the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. In addition to the decision to move these two Departments to the new Faculty, three new Departments were created namely (Departments of Library and Information Science, Information and Communication Science, Telecommunication Science).

The Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences is the University’s flagship Faculty designed to take full advantage of multidisciplinary interactions of the science and technologies of computing, information and communication. Its undergraduate curriculum is designed to reflect this and underlies the Faculty’s postgraduate programmes.