As the institution prepares for graduation, the Law Development Center- LDC has got a new management committee. The eight-member management Committee is a critical part of LDC’s Governance structure that is provided for under the LDC Act,1970.
The LDC Public Relations Officer, Frank Obonyo released a list of the new management committee members appointed by the Attorney General on Tuesday morning.
One of the key roles of the committee is to approve results. The term of the old management committee expired in May this year.
According to the document, the committee is led by Justice Paul Kahibale Mugamba as the Chairperson, while the other members are John Patrick Adar, Joanita Gertrude Bushara, and Simon Peter Kinobe. Justice Mugamba is a serving member of the Supreme court since 2017.
The team joins the solicitor general, permanent secretary Ministry of Education and Sports, Principal Law School Makerere University, and the Director LDC. It will serve for two years as per the LDC Act, which term is subject to renewal.
Despite the delay in announcement of the graduation date, provisional results awaiting confirmation by the management committee have been released. The provisional results for the academic year 2020/2021 indicate that 1,399 out of 1,769 students who sat exams passed the bar course.
This is in contrast to last year where only 145 out of the 1,474 who sat examinations passed the bar course. Obonyo attributes the remarkable improvement to the full reopening of the economy, which restored normal academic operations.
“The performance has improved because we are now operating normally as opposed to the last two years when the country was in lockdown,” he said.