President Yoweri Museveni has urged public universities to
focus on promoting science education and research. He was presiding over
the first graduation ceremony of 192 students from Lira University in Lira
The students completed their studies in various academic
disciplines including education, management science and health.
Museveni cautioned Universities against offering some courses that only provide
minimal solutions to unemployment.
//Cue in: “Science means understanding …
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He also installed the former Chief Justice Prof. Benjamin Odoki
as the first Chancellor of Lira University and opened the first teaching
hospital built at Shillings 9 billion shillings with support from the
African Development Bank.
Justice Odoki pledged to effectively manage the operations of
Lira University in accordance with the law on behalf of government.
Museveni also launched the ongoing construction of faculty of education block
at about Shillings 7 billion.
Professor Jasper Ogwal Okeng, the Vice Chancellor of Lira
University applauded government and other development agencies for the
overwhelming support extended to the institution.
Lira University started as a constituent college of Gulu
University. However, it became an autonomous University by an Act of parliament