All law students who graduate from Makerere University will be required to make qualified academic papers before enrolling for bar examinations in Kenya in 2017.
The Council of Legal Education has revealed a special notice to the law students after reports that the Uganda’s biggest university investigates the degree scam.
Makerere has been studying degrees rewarded since 2011. This fact will most probably influence many Kenyans who studied at the university.
The ex-dean of the School of Law at Makerere, Dr. Damalie Naggitta-Musoke, is the head of the team which audits the results. “All law graduates of Makerere University who wish to register for the November 2017 bar examinations, must furnish the Council of Legal Education with copies of degree certificates and transcripts verified by the university as indisputable,” is written in the notice signed by Professor Kulundu Bitonye, the CLE chief executive officer.
He also told that Makerere University graduates must have required certified documents. “Candidates who fail to do so will be considered ineligible to take the bar examinations,” told Bitonye. The professor also added that all verified copies must reach the council by September 29.
The Law Society of Kenya supported the confirmation of all certificates. “If a student has got a proper degree, he/she must not be concerned about certification of their results to verify genuineness,” explained Faith Waigwa, the LSK vice president.
Moreover, all students should add the letter of admission to the Kenya School of Law, as well as verified copies of a law degree certificate and transcripts. Moreover, they should attach any other certificates, counting KCSE, “O” level, and any other applicable certificates and diplomas.
Source: Tuko Education News.