Lira University

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Lira University is located on a plateau with an excellent and inviting panoramic view of the vast expanse of land in the surrounding countryside of Ayere 2 & a half km of Kampala-Lira road. Lira University is established as a Public University by Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 35, July 8th 2015 to expand equitable higher education in the country.

Lira University responds to the critical development needs. This is underscored by the type of programmes that are drawn to run in the University.

Lira University  Vision is a Beacon Centre for Applied Sciences and Technology and the Mission is to provide access to Quality Higher Education, research and Conduct Professional Training for the Delivery of appropriate services directed towards Sustainable utilization of Biodiversity for Community Transformation.

The university has identified Public Health of the community and the safety of lives at birth as areas where an intervention is critically needed. It is therefore not by guess work that our first programmes are addressing Public and Maternal and Neonatal health. Lira University will be the first public University in Uganda to mount bachelors programmes in Midwifery and Public health. The first intake to the midwifery programmes have now started the third year while those of Public Health are now in the second year of their study.

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The University has  four faculties , faculty of health science, management science, computer and information science,engineering and technology  that constitutes the following departments namely:

Central Administration.
Academic Registrar.
Library and Information Services
Dean of Students.
Public Administration.
Business Administration.
School of Nursing and Midwifery.
The main objectives of half year revenue performance in the FY 2013/14

To plan for the Faculties, Programmes, Courses and physical infrastructure development.
To design, develop and refine the curricula for the various programmes that will be mounted.
To construct lecture halls, laboratories, library and office accommodation and sport facilities.
To procure laboratory equipment and machinery, furniture and office equipment.
To recruit and pay salaries and allowances of the core staff needed to initiate the operations of the University College.
To recruit and pay salaries and allowances of the academic staff who will mount the new programmes.
To admit undergraduate students to the initial three programmes envisaged to be mounted by the college.
To support Students’ Guild activities.
To procure essentially needed scholastic materials.
To procure a 67 seater Bus for Students.


Lira University Library started as a college library affiliated to Gulu University Library that was established in the year 2002. The college library was set up in Lira campus in November 2010 following the establishment of Gulu University Constituent College in 2009. Lira University Library has over the years transformed itself into a modern academic Library.

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