Computer Studies for Uganda’ is a textbook primarily based on Uganda Secondary School Ordinary O’ Level Computer Studies Syllabus 840 by National Curriculum Development Center (NCDC), 2008. It covers both Theory and Practical topics – with Complete notes on all the twelve chapters in the syllabus (i.e from Introduction, Evolution to Trends in computing).
The book is still relevant for students of S2, S3 and S4. NCDC is producing books for S1 2020 based on the new curriculum. However, this book can still be used as a reference book for students on the new curriculum since information for most of the new curriculum topics is cross cutting and was in the old curriculum too.
The book contains revised notes on programming (program development life cycle, program design with pseudo code and flow charts, using BOTH C AND Visual Basic programming languages, PLUS how to use Microsoft Excel’s Visual Basic for Applications to write simple programs and demonstrate the programming principles even when you dont have the full Visual Studio software or Compilers like CodeBlocks, Borland or DevC++ for the case of C programming).
Web design is covered first through theory notes on all aspects of the topic as per the syllabus and then HTML basics given with simple coding activities as outlined in the syllabus. Finally, a simple tutorial on how to use Microsoft Expression Web software to create simple websites and excel during UCE 840/2 examinations is given at the end of the topic.
In this book, the author arranged all content in an easy to read mode to enable students read ahead, there are a number of activity based exercises, Multiple Choice Questions, essay questions, and practical exercises to enable our students be possessed with enough activity to do. Teachers will find this book very helpful, especially those with big classes in terms of dividing theory and practical lesson time appropriately.
Other books by the same author are summarized on his website here.