After news of the scrapping off the pre-entry exams at the Law Development Centre (LDC) was announced, much to the relief of many law students country-wide, some students have come out to criticise the move.
LDC, has scrapped of the pre-entry exam for two years as a test measure to assess the impact of its removal, according to sources that were in a closed door meeting of the Law Council where the decision was arrived at.Justice Minister Kahinda Otafiire and the Chairman of the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, West Budama MP Jacob Oboth-Oboth have been among the high profile campaigners for the removal of the exam arguing that students that study law in credited universities should universally be allowed to sit for the bar course.
However, some students from Makerere University Law School have come out to say that it was a wrong move. “The move will come with dire consequences. I don’t think that the centre can be able to accommodate thousands of students in one intake. They will be overwhelmed, which is not good for practice” one student told our reporter.
“So what will happen when thousands fail the course and don’t complete it? Shall we then advocate for total removal of the bar course? This life is a race, it is a competition. You either win or you die,” another student from Makerere told Campus Bee.
Their concerns, although genuine, have however been addressed by the Law Council who maintain that the two years are just a test scheme to assess the impact of the removal of the exam before they consider totally removing it or maintaining it for good.