The mandate of CLL is summarized in its motto: “Taking the University to the community and bringing the community to the University” which can be seen in terms of its efforts in:
In order to realize its nation-wide mandate, CLL has 9 regional offices namely: Arua, Fort portal, Gulu, Hoima, Jinja, Kabale, Kampala, Lira and Mbale. Currently, Fort Portal and Jinja have full-fledged campus status and no longer restrict their activities to community training programmes of CLL. Due to the overwhelming demand of the services of CLL, many other Community Learning Centres have been opened in various districts throughout Uganda. Some of these include centres located in: Bushenyi, Ishingiro, Ibanda, Ntungamo, Masaka, Wakiso, Mutyana, Mubende, Nebbi, Koboko, Moyo, Alebtong, Abim, Patong, Kitgum, Namayingo, Iganga, Butaleja, Soroti, Ngora etc. Communities who are unable to come to Kampala are therefore advised to seek services of CLL in the named centres.