Law Development Centre (LDC) Mbarara Campus has confirmed that over 50 students offering a Post Graduate Bar Course have with immediate effect been disqualified for failing to attend online classes which were introduced during the COVID 19 lockdown.
In a letter from the Academic Registrar that has been accessed by The Daily Express News Uganda, LDC Mbarara confirmed the suspension of the student and asked them to apply again next year for the classes.
“As you are aware, rule 4(16) provides that, “A student who fails to meet attendance requirements in any teaching week of a term fails the term and shall not be allowed to undertake any assessment in the term including examinations nor to progress to the next term.” In accordance with this rule, you will not progress to the next term for Clerkship,” the letter reads in part.
The Registrar pointed out that the decision to suspend the students was reached upon during a board of examiners meeting on November 4, 2020.
According to Achan Olanya, one of the disqualified students, the decision is unfair and says that they are going to appeal against it.