As you may recall, some time back, the Head of the Bar at the Law Development Centre (LDC) in an email addressed to the Bar Course students announced that they would start conducting online lectures via Zoom today, the 11th of May, 2020.
This controversial decision was met with a series of complaints and backlash from the student community as many of them alleged that the Institution had not consulted them before carrying out this measure and furthermore that most of them didn’t have the necessary facilities to access these online lectures like Fast internet, smart phones, computers etc. As of today, these online lectures commenced.
However, news reaching our desk indicates that the student attendance rates of these online sessions are so worrying. A source who preferred to remain anonymous informed the Bee that the Director’s address which was supposed to host all the 1,500 bar course students only hosted 250 people instead. Right after that, the first lecture the students were subjected to was only attended by 60-105 as some kept logging in and out momentarily for reasons still unknown.
One only wonders whether the Law Development Centre shouldn’t consider other measures to have an all-inclusive academic program for its students.