The University was first started as a Constituent College of Gulu University in 2009, hence it has been run by Gulu University Council. But on the ground the University Council has put in place a Task Force Committee consisting of the Chairman, Secretary and two other members to run the College on their behalf.

The Task Force over the years has put in place some structures to accommodate the Library, Academic Registrar, Management science Faculty, the Students’ Guild on the South End and the Faculty of Health sciences on the Northern End. There is a plan to put up another structure for the department of Public Health in this financial year 2015/2016.

Recently the Gulu University appointed Task Force was replaced by that appointed by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology and Sports with effect from May 2015. Their major assignment is to urgently develop the current College into a fully fledged University.

The update (July 2015) on the status is that by an Act of Parliament 8th July No. 35, The College has been transformed into Lira University with a statute. Its operation will start next financial year, 2015/16 with all the characteristics.

The Gulu University Appointed a Task Force also managed to develop the following Programs of Study:

  1. Current Programs
  2. Bachelor of Science in Midwifery(4 years)
  3. Bachelor of Public Health (3 years)
  4. Bachelor of Commerce (3 years)
  5. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science(3 years)
  6. Bachelor of Business Studies(3 years)
  7. Bachelor of Public Administration(3 years)


  1. Upcoming Programs
  2. Bachelor of Science Education (3years)
  3. Bachelor of Arts in Education(3years)
  4. Bachelor of Primary Education(3years)
  5. Bachelor of Physical Education(3years)
  6. Bachelor of Agribusiness and Rural Development(3years)
  7. Bachelor of Community Psychology and Psychotherapy(3years)
  8. Bachelor of Science in Nursing(4years)
  9. Bachelor of Commerce(3years)
  10. Bachelor of Human Resource Management(3years)
  11. Bachelor of Science in Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering(4years)
  12. Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology(3years)


  • Long Term Programs
  1. Bachelor of Science in Food Science And Nutrition(3years)
  2. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(5years)
  3. Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering(4years)
  4. Bachelor of Science in Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering (4years)
  5. Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering(4years)
  6. Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering(4years)
  7. Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering Studies(4years)
  8. Bachelor of Science in Library and Information Technology(3years)
  9. Bachelor of Science in Food Science And Nutrition(3years)
  10. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science(3years)
  11. Bachelor of Science in Textile Studies(3years)
  12. Bachelor of Survey(3years)
  13. Bachelor of Land Economics(3years)
  14. Bachelor of Technology(4years)
  15. Bachelor of Architecture(3years)
  16. Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Chain Management(3years)
  17. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture(3years)


  1. Facilities

Students’ Hostels are available in the neighborhood. The University Hospital will soon be opened for all stake holders. The University Bus will soon arrive for the University community. Tuition fees are affordable and are paid in installment


  1. Statement of Fact
  2. The University Vision

A Beacon centre of Applied Sciences and Technology

  1. The Mission

To provide access to quality education, research and conduct professional training for the    delivery of appropriate services directed towards sustainable utilization of biodiversity for community development.

  1. Core Values
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Effectiveness and Efficiency
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Teamwork
  • Gender Responsiveness
  • Concern for the Elderly and People with Disabilities
  1. Moto

For Community Development

  1. Objectives
  2. Equitably expand access to quality higher education
  3. Increase the number of Basic and Applied Sciences and Humanity Teachers
  • Increase professionals in Agriculture and Environmental sciences
  1. Produce Engineering and Technology graduates and cadres appropriate for industrialization
  2. Produce medical personnel and other health workers for the delivery of Medical and Health services
  3. Develop appropriate Human Resources to match the Management and Administrative demands of the public and private sectors
  • Undertake applied research towards community development
  • Provide quality training in various disciplines as need may arise.


  1. Announcement
  • Admission letters are now ready for collection from the University Campus, at Ayere Village, Barapwo Parish, Lira Sub County, Lira District
  • Scholarship forms for TEST scholarship can be collected from the Campus before 7th August 2015
  • Students Loan Scheme forms are also awaiting collection from the Campus before 7th August 2015
  • Next Semester opens on 11th August 2015 for Fresh students and on 18th August 2015 for continuing students.

N.P. Egwel

Academic Registrar, Lira University