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School of Law drops Evening program

The School of Law Makerere University will not offer evening teaching programs effective 2019/2020 academic year.

This comes in a wake of financial challenges faced by the University that is not able to raise funds to facilitate the teachers that handle the extra teaching in the evening program.

The decision was officially communicated to students admitted on the program during a meeting held with the University management represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration, Professor William Bazeyo and the School of Law Principal School of Law Dr. Christopher Mbazira and Deputy Principal Dr. Ronald Naluwairo held in the School of Law Boardroom on Monday 28th July 2019.

Professor Bazeyo said despite the fact that it was the School of Law that started the evening teaching program, the University had accumulated a lot of debt and could not take on further commitments involving paying law teachers on the program since the tuition remained the same.  He said the meeting was held to discuss with the stakeholders to share the challenge at hand and to establish the best way to continue teaching in a cost-effective way. 

He said the University management and the School of Law was considering to start an executive program targeting the working class that might not be in position to attend the day classes, and asked the incoming students to choose between the two, day or executive.  He stressed that students that were admitted directly from senior six were all to attend the day program.

He encouraged working students to join the executive program that was tailored to address their concerns since they were not in position to attend the morning sessions from seven in the morning to midday or the afternoon sessions that end at 5:00 p:m.

The Principal School of Law Dr.  Christopher Mbazira commended the incoming students for choosing to join Makerere University for the law program. He said this was the best institution with the best law teachers in the country and the region.  

He congratulated them for having passed the pre enty exam which , he said was important despite the calls to have it scrapped off.