National
LDC gets new curriculum
Publish Date: Apr 06, 2014
LDC gets new curriculum
The director the Law Development Center, Frank Othembi and the Prime Minister, Amama Mbabazi at the graduation ceremony. PHOTO: Nicholas Kajoba
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Andrew Ssenyonga

Starting September 2014, students at the Law Development Centre (LDC) will be subjected to a new curriculum with emphasis on practical rather than theoretical learning.


The shift will necessitate a sweeping revision away from a strictly academic list of subjects to a framework of competencies that are woven across and delivered through manageable subjects.

This is a part of the education reforms the LDC is undertaking.

According to the LDC Director, Frank Othembi, the content of the current curriculum will be repackaged to match with the changing needs of the society.

“The move is also targeting to mitigate the problem of high failure rates that has been seen at the centre in the past. We want to make subjects manageable to the students and also faze away those that are irrelevant,” Othembi said.

He added that the centre is also planning to make some subjects optional to give their clients space to make choices of their interests.

“Consultations on the matter have been done with the necessary stakeholders such as the deans of faculties in different universities that offer law, law society fraternity and the general public.

The new curriculum will therefore start the next academic year in September 2014-15,” he explained.

Othembi revealed this during the 41st graduation of the centre held at LDC in Kampala on Friday which saw a total of 505 graduands receive their certificates and diplomas in legal matters.

Out of the 505 graduands, 210 were female and the rest being male with Prosicovia Nassanga who graduated with a diploma in legal practice emerging the overall best students at the centre.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
EOC tribunal hearings to start in October
THE Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) tribunal hearings that seek to complement work by the judiciary to reduce the high case backlog are set to start next month...
Bride price fate awaits Supreme Court verdict
THE fate of Bride Price awaits a Supreme Court verdict after the parties for and against its existence, made their concluding submissions at the court...
Uganda relies on EU satellite for aviation
Lawmakers on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have been told that Uganda, in the absence of functioning radar, is relying on a satellite owned by the European Union to ensure aviation safety at Entebbe Airport....
Govt told to use different interventions in PRDP
The Government has been advised to use different intervention approach to ensure that the lives of the people in northern Uganda improves as Peace, Recovery Development Plan (PRDP II) is coming to an end....
UPDF commander has case to answer - court
The Army’s top court has ruled that, Col. Hassan Kimbowa, formally the commander of UPDF Battle Group 11+ in Somalia should defend himself against charges of selling fuel meant for peace keeping operations in the horn of Africa nation....
Another Inter-Agency appeal for S. Sudanese refugees launched
The Ugandan government, UNHCR and other UN agencies have launched another Inter-Agency Appeal asking donor community to avail them with more than US$ 220m (about sh572b) to address the plight of South Sudan refugees living in in the country...
Will early retirement solve Uganda’s unemployment problem?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter