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LDC postpones 49th graduation due to absence of management committee

According to Obonyo the PRO at LDC, the process of appointing a new management committee is underway after which new dates for the graduation will be communicated.

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KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Law Development Center (LDC) has postponed its graduation ceremony that was scheduled to take place on Friday, May 20, 2022, due to absence of a management committee to run the institution.

The nine-member committee whose term expired last month form a critical part of LDC’s governance structure under the LDC Act, 1970. The committee according to the act is charged with the administration and management policy of the LDC and among such duties is to approve results.

Frank Obonyo, the public relations officer at LDC said that the management committee is supposed to serve for two years. According to Obonyo, the process of appointing a new management committee is underway after which new dates for the graduation will be communicated.

He adds that in the meantime, however, the provisional results will be released by the examinations board as they await approval when the committee is finally in place. Last year, LDC registered a 90 per cent failure rate in the bar course.

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Established in 1970 by the Law Development Centre Act as a government-owned institution, is mandated to provide legal education to lawyers and non-lawyers, undertake research on topical legal issues, contribute to legal reforms, produce legal publications, teaching materials, and law reports, and also provide community legal services.


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