Student Jacquie supports her family
UPRECO Students

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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)

Welcome to the UPRECO website!

Dr. Mulumba Mukundi We invite you to explore this website and find out more about UPRECO.    One of the main goals of UPRECO is to train Christian leaders to improve life in the Congo.  Please consider how you can help the people of Congo by supporting UPRECO.

Students at UPRECO

UPRECO Students Students are the heart of UPRECO.  Most students come from nearby — but some come from as far away as the capital city of Kinshasa.   Women are a vital and significant part of the student body.   Please visit our students page and find out more our students and see pictures of students.