Over 1,300 Students Fail LDC Bar Course

over 1300 students fail ldc bar course
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In the academic year 2022/2023, out of 2,087 students enrolled for the advocate Bar Course at the Law Development Centre (LDC), only 701 successfully passed. A significant number, 894 students, are required to re-sit supplementary exams, while 492 students failed the course altogether. LDC Director Frank Nigel Othembi announced these results in an examination results circular, indicating that students will access their academic results via their respective portals starting at 2pm on Wednesday.

The performance statistics revealed variations among LDC campuses, with Mbarara campus reporting the highest pass rate, followed by Kampala and then Lira. Specifically, 224 students at Mbarara campus passed, while 398 and 79 students passed at Kampala and Lira campuses, respectively. The number of students required to sit supplementary exams and those who failed also varied across campuses.

Othembi urged students with supplementary exams to register with their respective campuses, with the exams scheduled to commence on February 24, 2024. He clarified that results for students sitting supplementary exams in specific subjects will be processed alongside their peers from the academic year 2022/23, while those with supplementary exams in other subjects will sit exams with students from the academic year 2023/24.

Furthermore, Othembi outlined procedures for students who missed exams or assessments due to valid reasons, emphasizing the need for formal communication with the academic registrar. Students who failed and wish to repeat the Bar Course are advised to apply during the current or subsequent academic years.

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Eligible graduates will be honored during physical graduation ceremonies at their respective campuses in April 2024. Additionally, LDC released the list of the top 20 students in the 2022/2023 academic year for the Bar Course, with Agnes Aine Linda emerging as the overall best student. Twelve females and eight males comprised the top performers.

Best Performers:

  1. Agnes Aine Linda (CGPA 4.80)
  2. Vivian Ashabahebwa (CGPA 4.70)
  3. Swabru Mpungu (CGPA 4.60) And others including Braver Owembabazi, Cleopatra Abikiira, Ian Arebahona Asiimwe, Pepertua Ajok, Jauharah Ndagire Bulondo, Patience Katushabe, and Jackson Leviticus Wandera.

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