STARTLING: Over 90% Fail Makerere University Law Pre-Entry Exam


For all the 2,242 A-level leavers, degree holders, diploma holders and mature age entry students that took their time off to prepare and eventually sit the Bachelor of Laws pre-entry exam at Makerere University on April 22nd, 2017 only 224 made it on the coveted list of 50% and more.

The number is less than 10% of all the students that sat the exam which sought to test the students’ logic, reading, comprehension, language, numerical, general knowledge and analytical writing skills.

Janice Nicole Ayebare of Trinity College Nabbingo topped the list with 75% and consequently led the pack of 182 other S.6 leavers who had 50% and above. In total, 2,119 S.6 leavers sat the exam.
Among the degree holders 31 out of 130 were able to make the passmark and Mbarara University’s Mpaata Jerome Owagage was the best among them with 74%.

Going on to diploma holders, 7 out of the 161 that sat the exam made the passmark.
The best among them is Kizito Abel from Law Development Centre (LDC) with 58%.
And lastly, among the mature age entry students, only 3 out of the 14 that sat the exam scored 50% and above.
The best among them is Edmond Twinomugisha who scored 58%.

The range between the best and worst student was a whooping 70% as the latter, a one Juliet Muhesi who is a diploma holder from Law Development Centre (LDC) registered a miserable 5%.
Notably among the best performing schools was Kings’ College Budo, Uganda Martyrs’ SSS Namugongo and Mt. St. Mary’s Namagunga.

Makerere introduced pre-entry examinations in 2012 for any student who wishes to pursue the Bachelor of Laws programme.

The full results are not yet accessible online and can only be viewed at the Senate Building in Makerere University where they are on display.