UPRECO Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1897 as a Bible school in 1891 by Presbyterian missionaries.  Became a school for preachers in 1962, accredited as a seminary in 1976, became a university in 1988 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)
Corn field at UPRECO A field of corn at UPRECO. Several crops are planted and harvested to support UPRECO and its faculty and students.
UPRECO health center The UPRECO health center. Serious health issues are handled at IMCK a regional hospital at the town of Tshikaji, which is about an hours drive away.