Lira University was established as a Public University by Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 35, July 8th 2015 to expand equitable higher education in the country. It was not set up just as another Public University in Uganda but Lira University to respond to the critical development needs. This is underscored by the type of programmes that are drawn to run in the University. We have 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.
As we put our efforts in the health of our population, we realize that society has to be managed. Health Service programmes will need to be managed in terms of human and other resources. We have therefore developed a faculty of management Sciences which programmes in Business Administration and Public Administration. The pioneer students in these programmes have completed studies and are slated to graduate with degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration this October 2015.
You all realize that these few lines do not tell you a lot about the University. I therefore would like to invite you to our super highway which I hope will give you the necessary information. I am looking forward to seeing that potential students process their application on line and come to Lira when they already know about accommodation and other facilities.
Professor Jasper Ogwal-Okeng
VICE CHANCELLOR, LIRA UNIVERSITY