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Vice Chancellor’s Message

PROFESSOR JASPER OGWAL-OKENG

The Parliament of Uganda established Lira University as a the 8th Public University in Uganda, under Statutory Instrument number 35 of 2015.
As a public university we envision being “A BEACON CENTRE OF APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY” and we shall get there by providing access to quality higher education, professional training, research and innovations


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About Lira University

Lira University is one of the Public Universities in Uganda. It started as a Constituent College of Gulu University in 2009 and attained autonomy as a fully-fledged Public University through an Act Parliament under Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 35 on the 16th July, 2015.It was established on a niche of training students in Health Sciences. It has the first University Teaching Hospital in Uganda.


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Student Welfare

Academics

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We are happy that the management has made a commitment to install security lights along the streets within the University.
The Library has been well utilized by students and it is always opened and closed at scheduled time.
Lecturers were generally conducted well during the semester and assessments such as progressive tests and course works were given to students normally.
There were no major complaints of intimidation by lecturers or other students that would negatively affect their emotional wellbeing that would in turn affect their academic performance.
A good number of our students attended educational institutions exhibitions in Kampala organized by National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in Academic Year 19/20 and in their capacities were built and enabled their exposure to other Students and stakeholders.
This made them market their talents as well as advertising the University generally.

Health

Health at the University

The Teaching Hospital has helped boost the students’ health care and their general wellbeing. The Students who needed emergency health care service especially at night were helped by use of University Ambulance whose drivers always act quickly whenever any student would report on any medical emergency issue. Sanitary materials like hand washing facilities were provided at different toilets to boost good sanitation, hygiene and other health related practices.


Security

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Students’ security issues have been fairly well as no any serious case of insecurity was registered as the students are always at the right place they are required to be and we encourage them to always carry along with them identification cards.
Security Officers have improved their coordination with students and are able to help whenever informed or called for action.
It is therefore necessary that the security tram remains vigilant at all times.

Accomodation

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Accommodation of students has been good for much of the time with the guidance of the University Warden in ensuring safety and seurity of students within hostels with constant and ongoing engagement of the hostel owners to improve the welfare of the entire students living in hostels. The Guild leaders under Campus and off-Campus Affairs Minister and Social and Cultural Affairs Minister have always been surveying in the hostels and collected relevant data. In this way they made relevant recommendations for monitoring of student’s welfare in the hostels.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Studies – Direct Entry

Diploma – Undergraduate Studies


Program TitleIntakeDurationStudy TimeFaculty/ SchoolRequirements
Bachelor of Science in Economics August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesTwo Principal passes in Economics and either Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Computer or Entrepreneurship at the same sitting of the Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education Examinations (U.A.C.E) or a relevant Mature Age Certificate from a recognized Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Physical Sciences)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationTwo Principal Passes in Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry at A' level obtained at the same sitting or a relevant Mature Age Certificate from a recognized Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Biological Sciences)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationTwo Principal Passes in Biology, Chemistry or Geography at A' level obtained at the same sitting or a relevant Mature Age Certificate from a recognized Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Agriculture Double Main)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationTwo Principal Passes in Biology, Geography, Agriculture or Chemistry in their Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (U.A.C.E.) obtained at the same sitting or a relevant Mature Age Certificate from a recognized Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Economics)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationTwo Principal Passes in Mathematics, Economics and Geography at A' level obtained at the same sitting.
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

August4 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Nursing and MidwiferyPrincipal passes in Biology and Chemistry obtained at the same sitting and at
least credit in English and Mathematics at ‘O’ Level.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Public HealthA Principal pass in Biology and in any one of the following subjects;
Chemistry, Agriculture, Geography, Mathematics, Food and Nutrition or
Physics obtained at the same sitting and Uganda Certifi cate of Education
(UCE) or its equivalent with at least passes in English and Mathematics.
Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science.
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesA Principal pass in Mathematics and in any one of the following subjects;
Physics, Chemistry, Geography, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Technical
Drawing, Food and Nutrition or Agriculture obtained at the same sitting or
its equivalent.
Bachelor of Commerce
August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesA Principal pass in Mathematics and/ or Economics and in one of the
following; Physics, Geography or Entrepreneurship obtained at the same
sitting or a Mature Age Certifi cate from a recognised Centre accredited by
NCHE or its equivalent
Bachelor of Business
Administration

August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesA Principal pass in Economics and /or Entrepreneurship and in one of the
following; Mathematics, Physics or Geography obtained at the same sitting
or a Mature Age Certifi cate from a recognised Centre accredited by NCHE
or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Public Administration and Management

August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesPrincipal passes in any two of the ‘A’ Level Subjects obtained at the same
sitting or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science in Community
Psychology and Psychotherapy
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of MedicinePrincipal passes in any two of the ‘A’ Level Subjects obtained at the same
sitting or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
and Finance
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Management SciencesTwo Principal passes in Economics or Entrepreneurship and either
Mathematics, Physics, Geography, or others at the same sitting of the
Uganda Advanced Certifi cate of Education Examinations (U.A.C.E) or its
equivalent or a Mature Age Certifi cate from a recognised Centre accredited
by NCHE or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Computer Education

August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationTwo principal passes in Mathematics and Physics and either Economics,
Chemistry, Geography, or Entrepreneurship at the same sitting of the Uganda
Advanced Certifi cate of Education Examinations (U.A.C.E) or a Mature Age
Certificate from a recognized Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Information and Communication TechnologyAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesAt least 2 Principal passes at the same sitting at
Uganda Advanced Certifi cate of Education (UACE)
in any two subjects. At least fi ve passes obtained at
the same sitting at Uganda Certifi cate of Education
(UCE) or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Human Resource ManagementAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Management SciencesPrincipal passes in any two Subjects obtained at the
same sitting in their Uganda Advanced Certifi cate of
Education (U.A.C.E.) obtained at the same sitting or
a relevant Mature Age Certifi cate from a recognized
Centre accredited by NCHE or its equivalence.
Bachelor of Library and Information ScienceAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesAt least two Principal passes in any two subjects
at the Uganda Advanced Certifi cate of Education
(UACE) or its equivalent. At least fi ve passes
obtained at the same sitting at Uganda Certifi cate of
Education (UCE) or its equivalent.
Bachelor of Science in Computer AnimationAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesTwo Principal passes in Uganda Advanced Certifi cate
of Education (UACE) with at least a subsidiary pass
in ‘A’ Level Sub-Math or ICT
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of SurgeryAugust5 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of MedicineApplicants must have:
i) Sat the Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) examinations (or equivalent)
and obtained five relevant credits.
ii) Obtained Principal Passes in Biology and Chemistry and at least a Subsidiary
Pass in Physics or Mathematics in Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education
(U.A.C.E) or its equivalent at the same sitting


Undergraduate Studies – Diploma Entry

Diploma Entry – Undergraduate Studies


Program TitleIntakeDurationStudy TimeFaculty/ SchoolRequirements
Bachelor of Science in Economics August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesAt least a Second-Class Diploma in the relevant fields such as Diploma in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science and Education (Mathematics) awarded from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning.
Bachelor of Computer Education

August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationSecond Class/Credit Diploma in Education majoring in Physics and mathematics,
Technical Diploma in Science disciplines or Engineering from NCHE recognized/
accredited institution.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Agriculture Double Main)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationThe candidate must possess a UACE Certificate or Equivalent and must have obtained a Diploma in Agriculture-related disciplines (e.g., Diploma in Agriculture, Diploma in Agriculture Education or Diploma in Education (Biology/Chemistry)) of at least a second class standing from a recognized institution.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Biological Sciences)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationThe candidate must possess a UACE certificate or equivalent and must have obtained a Diploma in a science related discipline of at least a second class standing from a recognized institution.
Bachelor of Science with Education (Physical Sciences)August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationThe candidate must possess a UACE certificate or equivalent and must have obtained a Diploma in a science related discipline of at least a second class standing from a recognized institution.
Bachelor of Science in Midwifery

August4 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Nursing and MidwiferyDiploma in Nursing or Midwifery obtained from a recognised Institution, equivalent to
a Second Class Upper Diploma and a Certificate of Registration from a Professional
Body.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Public HealthSecond Class/Credit Diploma in health related discipline or Second Class Diploma in
Education majoring in Biology and Chemistry from a recognised Institution
Bachelor of Science in Computer
Science.
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Education Majoring
in Mathematics and Physics or Technical Education obtained from a recognized
Institution.
Bachelor of Commerce
August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in Statistics, Accounting, Secretarial Studies, Cooperative
and Business related studies or Education with Business Studies obtained
from a recognised Institution.
Bachelor of Business
Administration

August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in Statistics, Accounting, Secretarial Studies, Cooperative
and Business related studies or Education with Business Studies obtained
from a recognised Institution.
Bachelor of Public Administration and Management

August3 yearsWeekdays/ WeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in any discipline obtained from a recognised Institution.
Bachelor of Science in Community
Psychology and Psychotherapy
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of MedicineSecond Class/Credit Diploma in any discipline obtained from a recognised Institution.
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
and Finance
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Management SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in a Business related course awarded from a
recognized institution of higher learning.
Bachelor of Human Resource MannagementAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Management SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in any discipline
awarded from a recognized institution of higher
learning.
Bachelor of Science in Library and Information ScienceAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in any discipline
obtained from a recognized Institution.
Bachelor of Information and Communication TechnologyAugust3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma in any discipline
obtained from a recognized Institution
Bachelor of Science
in Computer Animations
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of Computing and Information SciencesSecond Class/Credit Diploma obtained from a
recognised Institution. The diploma programme
must have involved Computer Animation or
Computer Graphics as a major subject
Bachelor of Education
External- Primary
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationAt least a Second-Class Diploma in Primary
Education, or Teacher Education from a recognised
Institution.
Bachelor of Education
External-Secondary
August3 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of EducationAt least a Second-Class Diploma in Secondary
Education from a recognised Institution.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of SurgeryAugust5 yearsWeekdaysFaculty of MedicineApplicants must have:
i. A Diploma in a relevant health discipline (Medical Laboratory Science,
Radiography, Physiotherapy, Anaesthesia, Clinical Medicine, Ophthalmic
Clinical Medicine, Environmental Health Science, Public Health, Public Health
Dentistry, Pharmacy Technicians, Psychiatric Clinical Medicine, Orthopaedic
Clinical Medicine, Nursing Midwifery and Comprehensive Nursing)
ii. At least one Principal Pass in Either Biology or Chemistry in UACE or its
equivalence.
iii. A working experience of at least two (2) years in a related field


Postgraduate Studies

Program TitlesIntakeDurationStudy TimeFaculty/ SchoolRequirements
Executive Master of Business
Administration
August 2 yearsWeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesA Second Class/Credit honours Bachelors’ degree from a recognized institution;
recognized professional qualifi cations and any other relevant qualifi cation.
Master of Public Health August 2 yearsWeekendsFaculty of Public HealthBachelors’ degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Science, Medicine and Surgery, Dental Surgery, Nursing, Midwifery, Veterinary Medicine, Biological Sciences, Community Psychology, Arts in Social Sciences and Development studies and any other Health Related Programme.
Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management August 2 yearsWeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesApplicants will be expected to have obtained a second-class honours degree or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognised University. Or

Applicants without prior degree in the Humanities and social sciences
will be expected to have EITHER two years of administrative and managerial experience; or a post-graduate diploma in Public Administration or Human Resource management from an Institution recognised by the National Council for Higher Education in Uganda.

Prospective applicants will be admitted only if they pass the Graduate Admission Management Test (GMAT) of the Department of Public Administration and Management, Lira University.
Post Graduate
Diploma in Public
Administration &
Management
August1 yearsWeekendsFaculty of Management SciencesApplicants will be expected to have obtained a degree
or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognised
University or Other Degree Awarding Institution
Master of Midwifery ScienceAugust2 yearsWeekdayFaculty of Nursing and MidwiferyApplicants for MMS Programme must hold;
i) A Bachelor of Midwifery Science (BMS) or an equivalent from a
recognized institution.
ii) A Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) or an equivalent from a
recognized institution.
iii) Applicants with BNS or an equivalent must have at least 10
credit units (CUs) in essential midwifery courses (antepartum,
intrapartum, and postpartum).
iv) At least two years of post-degree internship clinical practice, 1
of which should be in maternal child health or maternity clinical
practice areas for both BNS and BMS entry schemes. At least
four years of post-diploma clinical experience plus the 1-year of
the post-BNS or post-BMS degree internship clinical practice
would also suffi ce for candidates who upgraded their education
from Diploma to the BNS or BMS degrees through the diploma
entry scheme.
v) A valid practicing license from a recognized licensing body for
all applicants including international students (such as Uganda
Nurses and Midwives Council).
vi) Two references (one academic and one professional).
vii) International English Language Tests (IELTS) scores (required
of all international student applicants).
viii) Equated professional and academic documents by the National
Council for Higher Education (NCHE) and Uganda Nurses and
Midwives Council (UNMC) are required for all international
student applicants.
Postgraduate
Diploma in
Financial
Management
August1 yearWeekdayFaculty of Management SciencesA Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant fi eld from a recognized Institution
by the NCHE. At least a Second-Class Diploma awarded from a
recognized Institution of Higher Learning plus a full Professional
Qualifi cation from a Chartered Institute such as CPA, ACCA, CIMA,
CIPS etc.

E-Learning Service

The University has successfully adopted an Open Distance and E-Learning (ODEL) system to improve teaching and learning.
This system is a blended way of teaching and learning which shall endorse continuous learning on and off campus.
To access the E-Learning platform, please go to TheBEE. To log into this platform, you shall be required to fill in your University Email address as Username and password created by the ICT Department.

Commissioning of the Lira University Teaching Hospital

Lira University Teaching Hospital

Lira University Hospital is the first University Teaching Hospital in Uganda. It is well known for training medical and allied health students. The hospital also offers clinical services to the communities in and around the University and sometimes even referrals for outside the Lango sub region. It is a 110 bed hospital


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