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About Uganda Technical College Lira

UTC Lira History


To be the leader in the training of Technicians, Scientists, and Engineers.


To enable a trainee to acquire knowledge and skills in science and technology aimed at producing a competent graduate who contributes towards individual and national development in a changing world of work.


Appropriate Skills for Development


This college is one of the oldest technical institutions having started in 1945 as a center for artisan training the world war veterans.

There primary school leavers were being trained and awarded the Uganda Junior Technical certificate.

In 1972 it became a technical institution admitting 0-level leavers for training in craft certificate courses in

  • carpentry and joinery (CJ),
  • bricklaying and concreting practice(BCP),
  • painting and decorating (PD),
  • electrical installation(EI),and
  • mortar vehicle technician (MVT).

It operated as a technical institution up to 1984 when it started admitting A leavers for diploma programs.

The diploma programmes included:

  • Building and civil engineering (ODB&CE),
  • Water engineering (ODWE),
  • Architecture Draughtsmanship (ODD),
  • Electrical engineering (ODEE),
  • Mechanical engineering (ODME).

The Ministry of Education and Sports instituted the revision of the curriculum for diplomas in engineering programs to change from theoretical training to the competency-based practical curriculum with effect from the 2011/12 academic year and it is being examined by the Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board

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