Purpose and Objectives

The objectives for which the University will be established are:

  1. To create and offer Programmes that combine lecture room activities with field work (service learning), projects and research and coordinate internships with business, government and Non-Governmental Organizations related to the national development;
  2. To promote appropriate skills training, technology and innovations for regional integration and development;
  3. To develop an innovative institutional and educational model for vocationalizing education and extension system so as to increase the productive and entrepreneurial capacity in students/youth and communities;
  4. To promote student-based community service and training through internships and assist the youth or students to gain employability and offer service in various community settings;
  5. To conduct specialized and enterprise based short-term training and non-degree capacity building;
  6. To promote among students appropriate skills for production and employment in community, office and related industry;
  7. To promote value addition and entrepreneurship development, outreach and extension in all aspects of the University education.
  8. To promote technology development, outreach and extension in all aspects of University education;
  9. To plan and conduct research on all aspects of business, health science and technology, value addition on agricultural products, food security and bio-technology.
  10. To contribute to the attainment and sustainability of Soroti University, the country and partners.
  11. To promote appropriate skills, technology and innovations for production, employment, regional integration and development of Africa.
  12. To develop innovative institutional model for vocationalising production sector education and extension systems so as to increase the productive and entrepreneurial capacity of youth and communities.
  13. To improve on the teaching of sciences in education sector.
  14. To contribute to the national development agenda.

The unique educational model will be based on four pillars that is, entrepreneurship, environmental and social consciousness, ethical values and scientific and technical knowledge. Basing on these principles, students will be nurtured into agents of change. They will learn by doing, working closely with Academic staff members and sector communities to implement methods that promote development and increase productivity. This approach will it is hoped, deepen their understanding of the problems facing different communities so that they will be better equipped to respond to them.