MAKERERE – At least 73.5 per cent of students who sat pre-entry exams for the admission to the Bachelor of Laws at Makerere University have failed, according to results released on Monday, October 19.
The list published on University website indicates that out of 1,326 candidates who sat pre-entry exams, only 352 students passed, accounting for only 26.5 percent.
The results also show that 974 accounting for 73.5 percent failed the exams, dampening their hopes to join the law school.
However, those who failed will have to try again next year or look for other institutions where pre-entry exams are not a requirement.
In Makerere, all applicants wishing to be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws programme are required to sit and pass the pre-entry exams.
The pre-entry examinations cover areas such as reading and comprehension skills; language skills; numerical skills and logic; general knowledge and analytical writing skills.
Out of those who have passed, 305 were directly from A’level (direct entry) , 26 were on degree entry, 15 were on diploma entry while 6 were on Mature age entry.
The academic registrar Alfred Masikye explained that students who have attained 50 and above qualified to join Law School in the delayed new academic year.
Mr Masikye, however, advised students who are not satisfied with their results to appeal within two weeks from the date of release.
This is not the first time a large number of students who sit for these exams are failing.
The failure rate has continued to rise without a clear explanation.
The law graduates are also subjected to pre-entry.