Retired judge Kania to lead LDC examinations probe
Posted Tuesday, January 8 2013 at 02:00
Reviewing the recommendations of the forensic audit committee in relation to fifteen Bar Course graduates recommended for cancellation of diplomas and investigate the allegations of exam malpractices. Carrying out further investigations concerning two Bar Course graduates recommended by the audit committee for further investigation.
The management committee of the Law Development Centre (LDC), has appointed retired High Court Judge Justice Augustine Kania to head investigations into alleged examination malpractices at the institution, the Daily Monitor can reveal.
Other members on the committee include; Prof. Fredrick Jjuko, a senior lecturer at Makerere University and Dr Margret Ssekajja, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.
LDC spokesperson Hamis Lukyamuzi yesterday said despite her appointment, Dr Ssekajja was yet to confirm whether she will serve on the committee.
“Other members have already confirmed and we are optimistic that she (Dr Ssekajja) will also do the same,” Mr Lukyamuzi said. He said management was yet to appoint a secretary to the committee.
The committee, which started work immediately, is expected to submit its report to LDC management on February 28, 2013, according to Mr Lukyamuzi.
The development comes weeks after the Sunday Monitor published findings of the LDC internal forensic audit report showing that many lawyers, among them some MPs, had allegedly passed the Bar Course on falsified results.
The LDC management instituted the committee mid last year to review all examination results from academic years 2004/2005 to 2010/2011.