Welcome to School of Statistics and Planning

Welcome! Everyone involved with the School of Statistics and Planing is united by a common desire to make the world a better place through using figures to make informed decisions. We are moved by John F. Kennedy’s famous call to service: “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.” Each one of us believes we have a unique opportunity and responsibility to advance the public interest. 

Our mission is to produce high quality professionals in statistics, applied economics, population studies and information technology so as to spearhead informed policy making in both the public and private sector through training, research and community service.

So as you browse through our new web page, we hope you will discover new information, ideas, and inspiration. If you are a prospective student, consider joining the next generation of innovative Statisticians, Planners, Applied Economists and Demographers. Since 1969, the then Institute now School has trained a total of over 1500 Statisticians, Planners, Applied Economists and Demographers from Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe up to undergraduate and postgraduate professional level.

If you are looking for powerful ideas, this new web page is your gateway to our exceptional school and staff that are hubs of excellence and collaborative ideas in critical domains.

If you are a supporter, you can witness the impact your ideas and resources are having. And if you have thoughts about new opportunities to promote service, or training, or solutions, I hope you will find further insights here and perhaps work with us to do even more.

And if you are already at the school, as a student, or staff member, I hope you can use this site to make your work even more productive and share with us the ways in which we can do more.

I believe that being the dean of School of Statistics and Applied Economics (SSAE) is the best job in the world. When I see who our students are and what our graduates are doing, and the enormous contributions of our staff are making, and when I contemplate the intense sense of idealism and energy that pervades the school, I am humbled and thrilled. Yet I am struck by how much more each of us can and must do to meet the enormous public challenges we all face.

It is my humble request to all students, staff and stakeholders of the College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS) to join hands, character and talent towards contributing to the direction and success of this School.


Thank You.
James Wokadala Ph.D
Dean, School of Statistics and Planning
College of Business and Management Sciences (CoBAMS)

Makerere University