Students of the Law Development Centre (LDC) are planning a demonstration on the Centre premises for the 21st of November 2019.
According to a letter “Notice of Meeting, Procession and Demonstration” authored by Mugarura Kenneth, the lead demonstrator, dated 15th November 2019 and addressed to the Inspector General of Police, the students express that they have sought the permission of the police to authorize the intended demonstration.
They are protesting the delayed release of results of the examinations that were sat in August this year, finalizing the academic year 2018/2019.
LDC weeks ago released results of the students for the academic year 2018/2019, however, the students that were sitting special exams did not receive their results even as this story is being written. This has caused enormous suspense to the over 270 students affected by the delayed release.
“We hereby notify you about our intention to the above where by we the students of Law Development Center and the entire Uganda national students fraternity together with the general concerned public shall meet at LDC premises Binaisa gardens on 21 November, 2019 for a peaceful demonstration.” reads the letter in part.
The LDC is slated to hold her 47th Graduation ceremony on the 13th December 2019 and some of those students expect to be graduating.
The meeting ground for the protest will be at Binaisa Gardens (the grounds known to host the Centre’s graduation ceremonies) inside LDC.
In the letter, the students also say they would be addressing other “different matters that are affecting students of the LDC”.
They also intend to move to the parliament in their procession.
“We shall thereafter move to Parliament of the republic of Uganda to present our petition to the speaker of parliament”.