By Samuel Kamugisha
Barely one week after prospective law students sat the pre-entry examinations; results from the May 3rd test were released on Friday. 1785 students sat the exam, 1569 being A’level leavers, 25 on mature age entry, 114 diploma holders while 77 were degree holders.
Of these only 557 scored 50% and above (but less than 77%). 1228 applicants (68.8%) failed the test. 1114 (71%) of the 1569 A-level leavers who sat the exam failed. The results also indicate that of the 25 candidates under the mature entry scheme, 11 failed while, 26 of the 77 degree holders who sat the exam failed; 23 of these Makerere graduates, while Uganda Christian University, Mukono, Ndejje University and Kampala International University which had one graduate each registered 100% failures.
Of the 114 diploma holders, only 37 (32%) passed. Uganda Cooperative College Kigumba, Nkumba University, UICT, Makerere University Business School, Paramedical School, Kampala International School, CIPS (UK), Nsamizi and IUIU registered 100% failures. Of the 62 diploma holders from the Law Development Center, only 32 (52%) passed.
The 589 candidates who passed with 50% and above will be considered for government sponsorship while the majority who are likely to miss out are eligible for admission under the private sponsorship scheme if they apply.
The pre-entry paper which consists of five sections including comprehension, reason, logic, writing skills and general knowledge was introduced in 2012 but failures have been registered, majority from students who ‘excelled’ at A’level.