Welcome to Legacy University, The Gambia!


To pursue a scholarly educational and moral training, strategic research for the attainment of a sustainable socio-economic develops for the Gambia and the West Africa.

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College of Education & Social Sciences (CESS)


College of Education & Social Sciences (CESS). Take a moment and visit the College page.

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Campus Life


Campus Life, provides all administration and academic information to students and parents.

College Of Health Sciences (CHS)


College Of Health Sciences (CHS). Take a moment and visit the College page.

Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Design


College of Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Design. Take a moment and visit the College page.

Legacy University ICT Center 


Fully equipped ICT library for the use of students in research and practicals.

Arts, Law, Administration and Management


College of Arts, Law, Administration and Management Sciences. Take a moment and visit the College page.

Legacy University Library


Legacy University offers student a fully equipped library with a vast collection of books both in hardcopy and digital format for the expansion of knowledge.

About Legacy University

Legacy University is a private Bilingual University par excellence approved and granted license to operate as a higher educational institution by the government of the Gambia. It is a comprehensive educational institution focused on teaching, learning, research and community service. The overall goal is to advance Knowledge, Research and Excellence towards achieving a fulfilled career and destiny.

To pursue a scholarly educational and moral training, strategic research for the attainment of a sustainable socio-economic develops for the Gambia and the West Africa. Our overall goal is to advance knowledge research and excellence towards achieving a fulfilled career and destiny.

To develop a transformative impact on the society through reflective innovation for education entrepreneurship, creativity and research.

» Research & Innovation
» Entrepreneurship & Excellence
» Transparency & Integrity

Our overall goal is to advance knowledge research and excellence towards achieving a fulfilled career and destiny.

News & Announcements

Accreditation Team

Institutional and Provisional Accreditation

The team of the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) of the Gambia led by the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Gibril Jaw was at the Take-off campus of the University on the 19th March, 2018

Our Science Laboratory

Advanced Science Laboratory

Legacy University is equipped with state of art, science and medical laboratory and research units to provide seamless access for science practicals and research.

Semester Examination

Legacy University semester examinations would be starting on April 4th 2019 across all departments and colleges.

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Colleges & Departments

Legacy University, The Gambia offers a variety of programmes, leading to the award of bachelor degrees, in addition to the degree programmes we also offer a variety of programmes, leading to the award of certificates & diplomas.

Offered Courses:

1. Department of Education

  • Linguistics Education – with options
  • Education – with options

2. Department of Social Sciences

  • Library and Information Science
  • Sociology
  • Political Science
  • Social Work

Certificate & Diploma Courses:

1. Department of Education

  • Child Development and Education (Diploma)
  • Linguistics Education – with options (Diploma)
  • Education – with options (Diploma)

2. Department of Social Sciences

  • Social Work (Diploma)
  • Library & Information Science (Diploma)

Legacy University, The Gambia offers a variety of programmes, leading to the award of bachelor degrees, in addition to the degree programmes we also offer a variety of programmes, leading to the award of certificates & diplomas.

Offered Courses:

1. Department of Law, Policy & Strategic Studies

  • International Relations & Strategic Studies
  • Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Law
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution Studies

2. Department of Arts & Management Sciences

  • Banking & Finance
  • Accountancy C. Economics
  • Procurement Management
  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Theatre Arts & Cinematography
  • Tourism & Hospitality Management

Certificate & Diploma Courses:

1. Department of Law, Policy & Strategic Studies

  • Law (Diploma)
  • Journalism & Mass Communication (Diploma)
  • International Relations & Strategic Studies (Certificates & Diploma)
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution Studies (Diploma)
  • Human Resource Management (Diploma)
  • Public Administration (Diploma)
  • Legal Studies (Certificate)

2. Department of Arts & Management Sciences

  • Banking & Finance (Diploma)
  • Purchasing & Supply (Diploma)
  • Business Administration (Diploma)
  • Procurement Management (Diploma)
  • Accounting (Diploma)
  • Theatre Arts (Diploma)
  • Cinematography (Diploma)
  • Diploma in Tourism & Hospitality Management (Diploma)

Legacy University, The Gambia offers a variety of programmes, leading to the award of bachelor degrees, in addition to the degree programmes we also offer a variety of programmes, leading to the award of certificates & diplomas.

Offered Courses:

1. Department of Engineering, ICT & Environmental Design

  • Computer Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Urban & Regional Planning

2. Department of Agricultural Science and Animal Health

  • Agronomy (Crop Science)
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Animal Health

Certificate & Diploma Courses:

1. Department of Engineering, ICT & Environmental Design

  • Computer Science (Diploma)
  • Information & Communication Technology (Diploma)
  • Computer Engineering (Diploma)
  • Chemical Engineering (Diploma)
  • Electrical Engineering (Diploma)
  • Petroleum Engineering (Diploma)
  • Building & Construction (Diploma)
  • Draughtsmanship (Diploma)
  • Survey & Geo-informatics (Diploma)
  • Estate & Property Management (Diploma)
  • Urban & Regional Planning (Diploma)

2. Department of Agricultural Science

  • Agronomy (Crop Science) (Diploma)
  • Animal Health/Husbandry (Diploma)

Legacy University, The Gambia offers a variety of programmes, leading to the award of bachelor degrees, in addition to the degree programmes we also offer a variety of programmes, leading to the award of certificates & diplomas.

Undergraduate Courses:

1. Department of Clinical Sciences

  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Nursing Science

2. Department of Allied Health and Biological Sciences

  • Biochemistry

3. Community Health Science

  • Dental Technology
  • Dental Therapy
  • Environmental Health Science
  • Health Information Management
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics

Certificate & Diploma Courses:

1. Department of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Pharmacy Technician (Diploma)
  • Herbal Medicine (Certificate & Diploma)

2. Department of Clinical Sciences

  • Registered Nursing (Diploma)

3. Department of Allied Health & Biological Sciences

  • Health Management & Planning (Diploma)
  • Occupational Health & Safety (Diploma)
  • Prosthetics & Orthotics (Diploma)
  • Health Informatics (Diploma)
  • Dental Assisting (Diploma)
  • Environmental Health (Diploma)
  • Community Health (Diploma)
  • Dental Office Management (Certificate)
  • Physiotherapy Technician course (Diploma)

Prof. Oyetola Oniwide
Vice Chancellor

Legacy University is a private Bilingual University par excellence approved and granted license to operate as a higher educational institution. We offer a variety of programmes, leading to the award of bachelor degrees, in addition to the degree programmes we also offer a variety of programmes, leading to the award of certificates & diplomas.

Legacy University has been approved to operate as a Higher Education Institution by the Government of The Gambia after various inspections and accreditation visits by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA). The University is progressive to carve a niche with its policies, programmes and pedagogical innovations for quality teaching and research. In its academic endeavour, it has significantly achieved a landmark in terms of infrastructure, laboratory, research apparatus, faculty recruitment procedural tasks, along with incorporation of innovative courses being offered presently. On this note, I have the pleasure to welcome you to the website of Legacy University, The Gambia.

At Legacy University, we are driven by our vision and desire to “advance Knowledge, Research and Excellence towards achieving a fulfilled career and destiny.” As an institution, we have committed ourselves to be more “responsive and relevant to the needs of the employers of our graduates and the expectations of our stakeholders.” LUGA, as we are fondly called, was not set up simply to add to the number of institutions dotting the higher educational landscape of The Gambia. Rather, the University was established to meet a felt need for a higher institution that will make significant difference in addressing the challenges confronting the higher education sector in the country and continent at large. These include the problems of access, quality, funding and relevance. Students are the backbone of any educational institute.

Therefore, conferring excellent education to our students in an encouraging environment will be our prime objective. We are also very much provocative to spend equal attention to the all-round improvement of our students and to afford them adequate opportunities for providing utterance to their inner belletristic creative and artistic talents, scientific excellence as well as sportsmanship. Our next focus will be in maintaining a world-class, comprehensive program of research and research training to make more research-minded scholars. We intend for international standards of perfection across the varieties of research, from basic, curiosity-driven work that raises the stock of knowledge and guides to translate new research proposals and innovation with direct applications to industry and communities. In order to meet these challenges, we plan to build the alliances and collaborative partnerships with government, and other research institutions. The next aim will be the upliftment of academic and non-academic employees as well as administrative competence.

This, in succession, will advocate for business development, innovation, cooperation and efficiency. There will be periodical improvements of internal regulations, policies and methods which benefit the university community and our strategic partners. The rapid evolution of this planet in all aspects encourages the academicians to provide the correct thrust for making life-long learners out of the students. In this context, we are impelled to create responsible human beings with the highest ethical and social conduct. That is why our motto is: “Knowledge and Research for Integrity” On these web pages, you will find relevant information on various units of the University including our Colleges and Departments, as well as information on our academic programmes. Some of these pages are still being developed and if you cannot find what you want during this visit, you can send a mail to the webmaster or to me directly (vc@legacyuniversitygm.org). Welcome to our world! I wish you a pleasant surfing experience.

Professor Oyetola Oniwide

Vice-Chancellor

2019/2020 Admissions

Legacy University, the Gambia (LUGA), invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for 2018/2019 admission into the available courses and under listed Programmes at: Diploma and Undergraduate Level.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates seeking admissions into various programmes in LUGA must have the minimum entry requirement as follows;

Foundation Programmes

This programme is specifically for candidates with deficiency or deficiencies in their secondary school leaving certificates. Successful candidates will proceed into 100 level of their course of choice at the completion of the programme.

A minimum of four credits obtained at senior secondary school level or equivalent at not more than two sittings.

Undergraduate Programmes  (100 Level)

Five credits in the senior secondary school leaving examination or equivalents at not more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field(s) of study.

Direct Entry

Holders of Diploma qualifications obtained from recognised institutions adjudged and approved by the University can be admitted directly into the Undergraduate programmes.

Candidates awaiting result may also apply to the University but should note that they won’t be offered admission until they meet the entry requirements.