Court declines to block LDC graduation as asked by MP Ssekikuubo

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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The High Court in Kampala has declined to block the graduation ceremony for the Law Development Centre(LDC) as requested by Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikuubo over what he termed as favouritism.

Ssekikubo who has been pursuing a post graduate diploma bar course had on April 24 filed a petition seeking an interim order blocking Friday’s graduation until his grievances had been heard and settled by the court.

However, High Court deputy registrar Sarah Langa declined to grant the orders saying that graduation is a long process that cannot simply be halted adding that the court can at any time cancel the qualifications of those found to be on the graduation list illegally.

Langa explained that court cannot be seen to endorse an illegality by ordering that Sekikuubo be included on Friday’s graduation list yet he failed an exam adding that two wrongs cannot make a right.

In his petition, Ssekikuubo accused LDC of usurping the powers of the management committee when it included more than 200 students who had failed exams on to the graduation list, many of whom had failed more than one paper but excluded him for failing only one paper.

However, in its ruling, the court insisted it cannot stop the graduation simply because of one person adding that in case they find out that LDC was wrong to allow students graduate, it can at any time declare that they qualifications were unlawful.

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