Uganda Pentecostal University Students Allowed to Study Bar Course at LDC

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The committee on Legal Education and Training of the Law Council has allowed the law Development Centre to start admitting students of Uganda Pentecostal University (UPU) to study the postgraduate bar course at the Law Development Centre. In a letter dated 30th June 2008, and addressed to the university by Prof. Fredrick Sempebwa, the committee agreed to give conditional accreditation to the university. The acceptance follows an inspection of the university premises in Kahungabunyonyi, Fort Portal Municipality. During the inspection in August last year, the University found out that the University had adequate infrastructure and library facilities. The University is however required to adhere to two major conditions of the National Council for Higher Education standards. The conditions include hiring of professional competent, academic and administrative staff. The staffs must posses' proper instruments of appointment and maintenance of the National Council for Higher Education set standards. In 2005, the Uganda Pentecostal University, dragged the law development centre to court for refusing to admit its law student for the Post-Graduate Bar Course and won the case. The court case led to a series of discussions between the Law Council and LDC headed by Justice Geoffrey Kiryabwire and Fred Ruhindi the Minister of state for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.