Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament Theodore Ssekikubo finally graduated from the Law Development Center (LDC).
Over 660 lawyers graduated at LDC on Friday last week in the 46th graduation ceremony that was presided over by Insprector General of Government (IGG) Lady Justice Irene Mulyagonja.
In his speech, LDC Director Frank Othembi revealed that this was the first time that the graduates were graded using a cumulative assessment system that replaced the previous stand alone examinations.
An excited Ssekikubo who missed last year’s graduation said that he was glad to finally graduate from LDC saying that patience was key in the build up to the day.
“Patience is the most important thing and my ambitions shall never be dampened,” Ssekikubo told journalists.
Last year, Theodore Ssekikubo petitioned the High court in Kampala to block the 2018 graduation ceremony at LDC claiming that the institution gave some of the students ‘special’ examinations.
The petition was however not successful as course documents showed that Sekikubo who was pursuing a post graduate diploma had failed the supplementary in subjects of Civil Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Practice and was ordered to re do them in the subsequent year.
664 individuals graduated with a diploma in Legal Practice and Legal Aid, 43 graduated with a diploma in Human Rights while 542 students graduated with a diploma in Law.
The IGG Irene Mulyagonja called upon lawyers to maintain high levels of integrity as they execute their work.
She asked the graduates to be men and women who live to the ‘tenets’ of legal practice.