The Law Development Centre (LDC) in Kampala has disclosed the names of successful applicants who have been accepted for the Bar Course in the academic year 2023/2024.
A total of 1,649 students have been granted admission to the Bar Course, following a decision made by the Admissions Board on August 23. These students represent 13 universities within Uganda, with an additional 12 students coming from foreign universities.
Uganda Christian University holds the highest number of admissions with 400 students, trailed by the Islamic University in Uganda admitting 345 students. Makerere University secures the third position with an admission count of 250 students.
Other participating universities include Kampala International University (189), The Uganda Pentecostal University (71), Gulu University (48), Nkumba University (44), Bishop Stuart University (31), Cavendish University (22), Uganda Martyrs University (14), King Ceasor University (eight), International University of East Africa (eight), and Busoga University (three). These successful applicants have been allocated across LDC’s three campuses situated in Kampala, Mbarara, and Lira.
Among these campuses, the Kampala branch welcomes the largest enrollment, totaling 924 students. This group encompasses 794 newly admitted students, 86 from the previous year who didn’t enroll, and 44 retaking the Bar Course.
Mbarara campus has registered 491 new students, with 15 returning students retaking the course. Meanwhile, Lira campus has admitted 234 new students, along with 19 returning students revisiting the Bar Course.
In addition to the 1,649 newly admitted students, LDC has granted admission to 280 students who are repeating subjects and terms they had previously failed. Among them, Kampala campus has 250 students, Lira has three, and Mbarara has 27.
The Bar Course is scheduled to commence on October 3, beginning with an orientation for the students at their respective campuses. Successful applicants are requested to collect their letters of provisional admission from LDC’s Kampala campus and the Justice, Law and Order Sector (JLOS) Hall starting today. Compliance with the provisions outlined in the admission letters is mandatory, and failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the admission offer.
Frank Obonyo, the public relations officer at LDC, extended congratulations to the successful applicants and emphasized the importance of dedicating the nine-month duration of the Bar Course for optimal performance. He advised students with jobs to consider resigning during the orientation period, as LDC demands unwavering commitment.
LDC remains the sole institution within the country offering the Diploma in Legal Practice, which is a prerequisite for individuals aspiring to become advocates of the High Court.