Lira University Historical Background

Lira University Historical Background

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HISTORY

Lira University was established as a Public University by Statutory Instrument 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, Maternal and Neonatal health. It was also established on a niche of training students in Health Sciences. It has the first University Teaching Hospital in Uganda. The University has a fully-constituted Council, Senate, Appointments Board and other Committees to run its affairs.

Lira University is located in Ayere village, Barapwo parich, Lira Sub-county, Erute County in Lira district. It covers a total area of 621 acres (251.3 hectares).

Mandate

Lira University derives its mandate from the Universities and oher Tertiary Institutions Act, 2003. The mandate as enshrined under the provisions of section 24 of the Act is to “provide higher education, promote/ undertake research, innovations and disseminate knowledge”.

Courses and Intakes

Lira University currently has 2 functioning faculties namely: Faculty of Health Sciences and Faculty of Management Sciences. It is operating 9 programmes: Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA), Bachelor of Science in Midwifery, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, Bachelor of Science in Community Psychology and Psychotherapy, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Public Administration.

There are many upcoming programmes among which are: Bachelor of Computer Education and Bachelor of Science Education, among others.

Students Enrollment

Lira University had a total enrollment of 976 students (531 males and 445 females) during the academic year 2018/2019. Out of these, 282 students are Government-sponsored while 694 students are privately-sponsored. The enrollment is expected to increase during upcoming Academic years as the University also expands its physical infrastructure.

Lira University Teaching Hospital

Lira University has a teaching hospital which shall be the Training Centre for all the medical students in the University and also provide comprehensive health services to the public. The hospital was constructed with support from the ADB-HEST project and it is the first of its kind in the entire country. This will boost the niche of training students in health sciences.

Services provided at Lira University Hospital:
1. Specialized Obstetrics and Gynecology Services
2. Specialized Medical Services
3. Specialized Surgical Services
4. Specialized Pediatrics and Child Health Services
5. Accidents and Emergency Services
6. General Outpatient Services

Library

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.

Our well-equipped modern library offers a conducive learning environment that enhances our learning and research goals.

Internet Coverage

Lira University enjoys a wide WiFi coverage and it has several computer laboratories mainly for teaching and research purposes, and use of online library services.

See Also:

1 Lira University Intake 2021-2022

2 Lira University Direct Entry Admissions

3 Lira University Diploma Entry Admissions

4 Lira University Government Sponsorship Admissions

5 Lira University Private Sponsorship Admissions

6 Lira University Undergraduate Admission

7 Lira University Postgraduate Admission

8 Lira University April/May Admission

9 Lira University Application Deadline

10 Lira University Online Application

11 Lira University Application Form

12 Lira University Admission List

13 Lira University Courses Offered

14 Lira University Fees Structure

15 Lira University Admission Requirements

16 Lira University Students Portal

17 Lira University Academic Calendar

18 Lira University Contact Address

19 Lira University Undergraduate Courses Offered

20 Lira University Masters Courses Offered

21 Lira University Faculties and Schools

22 Lira University Admission Portal

23 Lira University Cut Off Points

24 Lira University Hostels

25 Lira University Historical Background

26 Lira University Vision and Mission

27 Lira University Job Vacancies

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