KAMPALA — Bar Course students at the Law Development Centre (LDC) that failed to graduate last academic year have petitioned the Uganda Law Council.
The students are requesting the council to conduct a comprehensive audit of all examination results as they allege inconsistencies and a lot of controversies.
The institution is mandated to train and award Bachelors’ Degree holders in LAW a post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in Uganda.
Students have accused the Centre of doctoring the graduation list and failing 90.1% of the students in the previous academic year.
In their petition to Law Council and the National Council for Higher Education, the students have highlighted major concerns and demand a thorough investigation into the marking, tallying and compilation of all student results for the Academic Year 2019/2020.
“In light of the foregoing, we seek your assistance in obtaining the following prayers; that a comprehensive audit of all students results should be carried out by the Law Council in the exercise of its mandate as the regulator of the conduct of legal education in Uganda.”
On the 2nd of June 2021, the Law Development Center released a list of names for students who had passed and those that had failed the examinations which marked the end of the academic year 2019/20.
However, the list did not contain the scores of each student as it could be indicated in the previous academic years, and also the management failed on their promise to produce the score sheets by 9th June 2021 to date.
Those who graduated on the 11th June 2021 also claim that they don’t know what their scores are in any of the subjects.