About Us

Name and Location of the University

St. Lawrence University occupies the premise of one of the five St. Lawrence Schools and College, Kabaka’s Lake Campus. It is on Kibuga Block 8/1126 and 8/1127, in Mengo, Rubaga Division, Kampala City. St. Lawrence University was launched by the President of the Republic of Uganda. His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, on 14th October, 2006.

Proprietor of the University.

The Proprietor of the University is Professor Lawrence Mukiibi. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree and Diploma in Education in 1976 from Makerere University. From 1982 to 1989, he was the Headmaster of Afraha Secondary School in Kenya. From 1989 to 1993, he was the Headmaster of Kampala Parents’ School and from 1994 to 2001, he was the proprietor and Headmaster of three St. Lawrence Citizen High Schools. He was also the Principal and Proprietor of seven St. Lawrence Schools and Colleges and one primary school

Prof. Mukiibi was the Vice- Chairman of private schools in Uganda. He was the president of the Uganda Convertion of the Principals affiliated to the International Confederation of Principals in UK. On 19th April 2006, he won the Gold medal form the Societe Geographie in Paris, France and on Heros Day (9th June, 2006) he was awarded 1st prize in Education Sector during the Presidential Transformers Awards. Prof. Mukiibi was the Chairman Board of Trustees and on 9th October 2013 he was awarded a medal for his contribution to private education in Uganda.

Uniqueness of the University

St. Lawrence University is unique because it emphasizes entrepreneurship development, competence in research and in ICT and self-empowerment and leadership. Four courses capturing these components are compulsory in all programmes to produce graduates who are self-reliant, versatile, who will light their own candles and thus answer the usually disturbing question of ” after University what next?”

University Mission.

To Produce Pragramatic Business-oriented Graduates Through Research and Ethical Application of Information and Communications Technology for the Benefit of Society

University Vision.

A Leading ICT and   Entrepreneurship Institution of Higher Learning in Teaching, Research and Community Services in Africa and Beyond

Professor Lawrence Mukiibi  received his 1st medal 201l
Professor Lawrence Mukiibi receivied his 2nd medal 2013

Philosophy of the University.

Core Values

  • SLAU ‘s philosophy rotates on its Motto – “Light Your Candle” While putting emphasis on entrepreneurship, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with the underlying meaning of the need to train and prepare all SLAUIANS for the true reality of the job market.
  • It aims at producing graduates who are self – reliant, versatile and who will answer the usually disturbing question of “After University what next?”
  • SLAU’s practices are hinged on the following values
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Integrity
  • Commitment to Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork

Motto “Light Your Candle”


(1) To offer education that is underpinned with entrepreneurship, ICT and research skills which enable graduates to be innovators and job creators

(2) To develop and maintain high quality human resources with capacity to innovatively research, publish, manage systems and conduct consultancies.

(3) To participate in community outreach and forge strong partnership and collaborations with public and private sectors

(4) To develop new market-oriented programmes which are attractive to stakeholders

(5) To recruit, develop and retain high caliber and motivated staff

(6) To sustainably manage finance base of the university

(7) To maintain, operate and optimise the university infrastruture

(8) To run a cohesive university system which delivers her mandates