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Makerere pre-entry exams to go ahead, set for October 3

Makerere University

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has set October 3rd, 2020 for the Bachelor of Laws degree pre-entry exams for applicants for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Alfred Masikye Namoah, the Makerere University Academic Registrar, says the exams will be administered in compliance with the Covid-19 preventive measures.

“The examination will be conducted in observance of the Ministry of health guidelines and standard operating procedures,” Namoah’s statement reads in part.

Some of the guidelines include the measurement of the temperature of all applicants, provision of hand sanitizers in the examination rooms and ensuring that each candidate wears a face mask.

The candidates and examination officials are also expected to maintain a two-to-four meter physical distance to avoid Covid-19 transmission.

All windows in the examination room will be left open to allow for sufficient circulation of air.

The examination assesses students in areas including reading and comprehension, language, numerical, writing skills, logic and general knowledge.

The performance of candidates in the pre-entry examination is used to measure the competence of the applicants prior to their admission.

Universities accredited to offer bachelors of law programmes and the Uganda Law Council in 2010 resolved that students applying for the course be subjected to pre-entry exams, irrespective of the grades attained in the Advanced Level examinations.

The decision stemmed from complaints that some of the students who enrol for law with very good marks would end up performing poorly.

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