The Director of Law Development Centre (LDC), Mr Frank Nigel Othembi, has revealed the the 20 percent increment of tuition fees for the academic year starting 11 October 2022.
Mr othembi stated that costs are rising in all sectors and LDC contributes to government revenue and the course fees are paid to Uganda Revenue Authority . There is value for money since the institution offers first-class education services.
Mr Frank Nigel Othembi says the increment will cushion the institution from the adverse effects of Covid-19 pandemic. However this is against the orders of the government which denied institutions to increase tuition.
The increment saw the Bar Course for Ugandan and East African applicants increase from Shs5m to Shs6m.
Applicants outside Uganda and East Africa will pay an extra $600 (Shs2.3m) from $2,400 (Shs9.1m) to $3,000 (Shs11.4m).
The cost of the Diploma in Law and the Diploma in Human Rights has been maintained at Shs2.5m while the fees for foreigners have been raised from $1,750 (Shs6.6m) to $2,000 (Shs7.6m).
Prospective Administrative Officers Law Course students will have to pay an extra Shs50,000 from Shs950,000 to Shs1m.
Students repeating a subject will pay an extra Shs500,000.
The LDC has joined the list of institutions of learning which have snubbed government orders not to hike fees.