As Uganda continues to look for ways of ensuring learning during the corona virus (COVID 19) pandemic, the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has approved the Law Development Centre (LDC) Bar Course to conduct online teaching.
However, the new normal has come with more requirements to both the continuing students and those who wish to apply for 2020/2021 academic year intake.
Only those individuals willing and capable of having online lectures should send in their applications for the course.
Students whose internship are due or pending should prepare for clerkship (internship) at private law chambers as New Vision notes.
According to the Academic Registrar, Everest Turyahikayo, the Bar Course may be conducted online or with a blend of both online and physical learning in accordance with the guidelines issued by the NCHE and the rules for passing the Bar Course.
He said the successful applicants will be posted to any of the three LDC campuses (Kampala, Mbarara and Lira), and that the course will be conducted through distance and/or physical learning.
Applications for the Bar Course close on August 28, 2020. Turyahikayo said those intending to apply for this intake should have a bachelor’s degree in law awarded by a university in Uganda whose law programme has been accredited by the Law Council.
However, Turyahikayo said current undergraduate students who have not yet completed their degree programmes are ineligible to apply for admission.