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
Judge threatens to dismiss Ariong case
A Kampala High Court Judge has threatened to dismiss a case in which Edison Waako is charged with the murder of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) John Michael Ariong, for lack of key witnesses...
DP offices close as party leaders fight
The District Democratic Party offices have been closed down after a fight ensued between the leaders and supporters. The Monday afternoon scuffle started at about 3.00pm between the deputy organizing committee Chairperson, Dick Lukyamuzi and the District his boss Denis Mbidde over a petition disputing the parish and sub-county party elections....
Death sentence based on speculation - Tonku
Death row convict Thomas Nkulungira alias Tonku has asked the Court of Appeal to quash his death sentence and conviction, saying the trial judge at the High Court relied on speculation...
Brig. Ondoga
The General Court Martial is on Wednesday set to deliver a ruling in a case in which the former commander of the Ugandan peacekeeping contingent in Somalia, Brig. Michael Ondoga is charged with failure to execute his duties....
Fr. Kisomose gets massive sendoff
Rev. Fr. Faustinus Kisomose, a 52-year-old Catholic priest of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Kampala who died under mysterious circumstances on Friday was on Saturday laid to rest at St. Joseph’s Catholic parish Church, Lweza, in Wakiso district...
Papal Nuncio breaks ground for Martyrs
After about two years of planning, the construction of the U$6m Uganda Martyrs Shrine at Munyonyo is on course to start....
Should government scrap PLE?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter