CLE IN TROUBLE WITH UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY LAW STUDENTS.

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Lawyer Fred Asiimwe for 30 students from Uganda Christian University who are challenging decision by the Council of Legal Education blocking their admission to the Kenya School of Law.

BY SAM ALFAN.

30 students from Uganda Christian University have moved to court to challenge a decision by the Council of Legal Education barring them from joining the Kenya School of Law.

The students who are from Uganda Christian University want the courts to issued orders stopping the implementation of rejection letters issued by the CLE barring them from the advocate training programme for 2017/18 academic year.

The students told Justice George Odunga that they made their application to the Council as required by law, but the same has not been responded to enable them meet the dateline to join advocate training programme for 2017/18 academic year

Through Lawyer Asiimwe Fred the students want the entire  process of receiving applications; clearance by the Council of Legal Education that will lock them out stopped pending court decision.

They further want Council for Legal Education  (CLE) and the Secretary Council of Legal Education Professor Bitonye Kulundu compelled to provide  all information and criteria, minutes of the meeting used in coming up with the decision that declined to issue clearance letters to some of them for the said program academic year.

The court also heard that the 30 students all qualified LLB degree holder from the UCU and they dont understand why CLE has issued letters rejecting their application for the training program.

Mr Johnson sought to stop Kenya School of law from admitting other students until the  court makes a determination over their colleagues  have been  cleared by CLE.

He said the new regulations relied upon by KSL and CLE in admitting the students were not in place when they joined the University for the Study of law degree course.

Justice Odunga directed that the application be served upon KSL and CLE to enable the court interrogate the response before making any orders or directions to the case.

 

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