Lakeside University College, Ghana (L.U.C.G) was established in 2013 by the Madina Foundation for Science & Technology (M.F.S.T); a not-for-profit entity incorporated in 2010 to provide quality tertiary education to individuals who aspire to acquire and advance knowledge of science and technology. The Foundation, since its inception, has established several basic and senior high schools, including one solely for orphans. The Directors of M.F.S.T see the establishment of L.U.C.G as a logical capstone to their efforts at providing quality but affordable education to the youth of Ghana and beyond and also contributing to the development of their community.
The University commenced operation with three schools:
School of Engineering,
School of Business and Technology
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
and a Center for Professional Development.
The Institute envisages establishing a Language Center and an Islamic Banking Center in the near future. Building on its heritage as an Islamic Institution that upholds to traditional Islamic values and ethics, L.U.C.G purposefully integrates the highest academic and professional standards of excellence in teaching, research, and community service in its training.
We harness our academic resources to provide access to high quality and affordable tertiary education founded on Islamic moral values of honesty, sincerity, and integrity through the design of inter-disciplinary and innovative programmes that are responsive to the needs of industry and community.
To become a respected science and technology university, renowned for high ethical standards and academic excellence, producing graduates who aspire to become successful entrepreneurs and the first choice of employers globally.
Integrity – We believe trust, honesty, respect, and civility make people to stand out in their community. We deal with our partners, people, and community with a high sense of integrity.
Diversity – We believe that the value and strength of our community lies in diversity. We recognize the common humanity we share, but respect and celebrate our individual and group differences.
Innovation – We are committed to creating a culture that brings out creative and innovative spirit and passion in people.
Collaboration – We create and nurture an environment that stimulates collaboration of our people, external partners, and our community.
Excellence – We are committed to excellence. We promote and strive for individual and collective accomplishments for continuous growth and development.
L.U.C.G’s educational philosophy focuses on integration of theoretical knowledge and practical experience to promote learning, research, and citizenship. Students therefore are guided by our scholar-practitioner faculty to synthesize scholarship, engage in creativity, and application of novel ideas to solve societal problems. It also promotes active learning, collaboration, sharing of experiences, peer-review, communal learning and knowledge dissemination.
Lakeside University College offers a wide range of diverse educational experiences to prepare individuals to become:
LUCG’s diversity policy is to broaden and deepen our personal and intellectual horizons, preparing students, staff, and faculty to cherish inclusiveness, thoughtfulness, and responsible contributions as individuals, community members, and professionals operating in a diverse world.
At LUCG our understanding of diversity is broader than normal, emphasizing the identity and experiences of groups that have been historically under-represented in higher education, which may encapsulate age, class, culture, physical challenges, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, and religions, among others. We affirm that diverse experiences enrich classroom and campus experience of all. Therefore we build and nurture a community that embrace, respect and celebrate diversity in all forms.