UPRECO is the Sheppard and Lapsley Presbyterian University of Congo. Founded in 1987, UPRECO is a leading university in the central part of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). UPRECO grants under-graduate degrees in Theology and Law.
The mission of UPRECO is to educate leaders for the Congolese church and nation as Pastors, Educators, and Lawyers in a Christian environment.
- Founded in 1897 as a Bible school by Presbyterian missionaries. Became a school for preachers in 1962, accredited as a seminary in 1976, became a university in 1998 with the formation of the school of law.
- Location: Ndesha, near Kananga, a large city in central Congo (DRC). Ndesha is about 10 kilometers from Kananga, a province capitol of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Number of students (2007-2008 school year): 180
- 100 men, 80 women
- 60 students in Theology
- 120 students in Law
- Number of faculty:
- 11 full-time professors (Theology)
- 36 part-time lecturers (Theology)
- 5 full-time assistant professors (Law)