66% LDC Students Fail Bar Course

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Last updated on June 3rd, 2024 at 08:59 pm


66% of all students who enrolled for the bar course at the Law Development Centre (LDC) in the last academic year 2022/2023 have failed to pass the course on first attempt according to their results released on Tuesday, 6th February 2024.

2,087 students enrolled for we the Course across the Centre’s three campuses of Lira, Kampala and Mbarara and only 701 students (34%) emerged victorious.

894 students (43%) failed in subjects not deemed core and therefore are liable for supplementary exams that would see some of them graduate with their colleagues nonetheless if passed on the second attempt.

492 students failed the bar course completely and will have to repeat the entire course if at all they are still interested in the Course.

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According to the Centre, its Mbarara Campus performed best with 224 of its 630 students (36%) passing the Course and 286 of these (45%) qualified for supplementary exams.

398 out of 1191 students (33%) at Kampala Campus passed with 488 (41%) qualified for supplementary exams.

And at Lira Campus which performed best the year before, 79 out of its 266 (30%) students passed with 120 students (45%) qualified for supplementary exams.

The Bar Course at the LDC is a mandatory study and it must be passed by all graduate lawyers seeking to be Advocates in Uganda.

Unlike a graduate lawyer, Advocates upon enrollment on the roll of advocates subject to annual license renewals are qualified to represent clients before Courts of law and other fora.

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