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Students petition Parliament to remove Law Development Center monopoly over bar course

Students from different Universities offering Law degree programs have petitioned the Parliament of Uganda to remove the monopoly of the Law Development Center in awarding the Diploma in Legal Practice.

The students want the government to permit more institutions private and government to conduct postgraduate bar course in legal practice that allows graduates of law to practice as lawyers.

LDC Director

Moses Byamugisha, the chairperson of the Uganda Christian University law society says the current monopoly enjoyed by LDC abuses the rights of students to attend the bar course and pass it, as the one institution increases entry screening and passing requirements to sieve as few of them as possible.

He says the Law Development Center was set up when only Makerere University was awarding Law degrees but several Universities have since been licensed to offer law courses and LDC is not adequate to handle all students from all universities who want to undertake the bar course.

The students are also demanding that LDC should stop the pre-entry exam that the students sit for before they are admitted, arguing that it is their right to attend the course having attended and passed the Law Degree in their different universities that are licensed by the National Council for Higher Education.

They argue that law schools are increasing in Uganda and yet LDC is limiting the number of entry for practicing certificates.

In their petition students say the pre-entry exam make vey many would be lawyers to miss, citing the recent intake where 300 out of 800 lawyers who sat for exam were admitted.

By Mugisa Isaac Mathias

Posted by on October 13, 2010. Filed under Education,Media Gallery,Politics. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

3 Responses to Students petition Parliament to remove Law Development Center monopoly over bar course

  1. wante Reply

    January 14, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    as long as you put them there so many who will manage will exploit he poor.but but rigid there is time for for you?some papers were not marked but its good to take your sons and daughters but remember.what goes round comes back round.we have the information.by the way is law about dealing with life where ther is no option of appealing or must all lawyers win cases.thanks

  2. Orickiriza Fabith Reply

    February 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I really wonder the way how Law development centre is treating the outgoing students by not giving them appropriate services. This is coupled with delayal of Bar course Results for the last year academics. As a student i have been waiting to see whether i performed or not, and am concious about the rtesults. if all goes wrong am sure that these results are being sold to rich poeple who would have failed the exams. Stand warned Law Development Adiminstration we are going to sue you in courts of law if you fail to release our results because we paid our money so give what we deserve.

  3. Orickiriza Fabith Reply

    February 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I really wonder the way how Law development center is treating the outgoing students by not giving them appropriate services. This is coupled with delay of Bar course Results for the last year academics. As a student i have been waiting to see whether i performed or not, and am concious about the results. if all goes wrong am sure that these results are being sold to rich people who would have failed the exams. Stand warned Law Development Administration we are going to sue you in courts of law if you fail to release our results because we paid our money so give what we deserve.

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