Our Law Programme has received full accreditation to offer Degree (LLB) programmes. The full accreditation is valid for a period of five (5) years after which the institution will be re-evaluated for compliance.
“After two years of hard work and struggle with the Council of Legal Education, we are finally there. Our law program has been accredited for the next five years and for the first time in almost a year, we are able to admit new students to the Faculty of Law,” said Prof Justus Mbae, the university’s Vice chancellor in his circular addressed to staff.
“We thank God for this new development and although the University has spent huge resources in order to meet the demands and expectations of the Council of Legal Education, we are proud to think that this school is now much stronger and much better equipped to produce even better law graduates than has been the case in the past,” Prof Mbae said.
The Faculty of Law was established in 2005 and is among the leading faculties in terms of students’ admission. Currently, it comes second after School of Business with a population of about 1200 students.
The University students population at the moment stands at slightly over 7,000 and these are spread over six Faculties (Theology, Art & Social Sciences, Commerce, Education, Science and Law) two Institutes (Institute of Canon Law, Institute for Regional Integration and Development) and a centre (Centre for Social Justice and Ethics). It also houses the AMECEA Pastoral Institute at Gaba Campus.
“Our sincere thanks go to the Dean of the Faculty of Law for his leadership and dedication to the cause. We thank all the staff and students of the Faculty of Law for believing in the University and for their patience. Above all, we thank the ‘Ad. Hoc’ Committee appointed by the Vice Chancellor to spearhead preparations towards achieving full accreditation status,” the Vice Chancellor said.
On Thursday October 6, there will be an event to celebrate this achievement at the LRC Auditorium followed by Mass.