Makerere guild wants 2nd semester extended as 1,633 fail law exam

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The Senate at its 164th Meeting received and considered a request from Colleges and the Students Guild for recovery of lost time due to the effects of the Industrial Action by staff at the beginning of Semester II 2018/2019 Academic Year.

Senate discussed the matter and agreed that the School of Law, College Veterinary Medicine Animal Resources and Biosecurity and some selected Programmes from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences could adjust their teaching and examinations time tables by two (2) weeks within the Recess Semester.

In the few isolated cases where students received coursework tests late, arrangements have been made to allow submissions on a case by case basis as determined by the affected units.

Regarding the College of Education and External Studies where students on the BA/BSc. Education programmes have overlapping courses offered and examined at the collaborating Colleges (CHUSS, CaNAS and CoBAMS), students should be informed that this matter has also been resolved and necessary adjustments made in liaison with the Colleges.

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For the avoidance of doubts, exams for the School of Law, College Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity and College of Humanities and Social Sciences shall start on 13th May 2019 and end by 1st June 2019.

“Please take note that the end of the Recess Semester for 2018/2019 remains the same.”

1, 633 students fail law exam

Meanwhile, Daily Monitor reports that about 77.6 per cent of students who sat pre-entry exams for the admission to the Bachelor of Laws at Makerere University have failed.

The list pinned at Makerere University on Friday, indicates that out of 2,080 candidates who sat pre-entry exams, only 447 students passed, accounting for only 22 per cent.

The results also show that 1, 633 accounting for 77.6 per cent failed the exams, dampening their hopes to join the law school.

However, those who failed will have to try again next year or look for other institutions where pre-entry exams is not a requirement.

In Makerere University, all applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme are required to sit and pass the pre-entry exams.

The pre-entry examinations cover areas such as reading and comprehension skills; language skills; numerical skills and logic; general knowledge and analytical writing skills.

Out of those who have passed, 378 were directly from A’level (direct entry) 42 were on degree entry while 27 were on diploma entry.



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