By Augustine A.

Students who sat for the Makerere University law pre-entry examinations should look for other courses to apply for as most of them didn’t get the required pass mark,  50%.

Out of the 12,254 candidates who sat for the exams,  only 468 got the pass mark. The remaining 11,786 failed to reach the pass mark.


Gayaza High School and St. Mary’s College Kisubi had the best candidates.

Candidates who applied for government sponsorship in November and passed the examinations will be considered depending on one’s performance and slots available. The others who got the pass mark and didn’t apply or won’t be allocated a government slot can apply for private sponsorship.

students preparing for the exams
students preparing for the exams

The examinations were in four categories,  A Level leavers,  Diploma holders,  Mature Entry and Degree holders.

Aheebwa Marjiri Samantha from Gayaza High School was the overall best candidate with 78%. The other best A level candidates were:

  • Okoth Victor,  St. Mary’s College Kisubi,  71%
  • Lamwaka Patricia, Gayaza High, 70%
  • Okutu Patience Spinoza,  St. Mary’s College Kisubi,  70%

Out of the 2082 A Level candidates,  397 passed the exams.

Kato Lynn Peter from LDC led the Diploma holders with 65%.  Kyangwa Jeremiah,  Kyambogo Universityscored 61%

Out of the 63 students,  only 13 passed the exam.

studnets cross checking their names at the Faculty of LAW, Makerere University
studnets cross checking their names at the Faculty of LAW, Makerere University

Under the mature age entry,  Kabuuka Michael and Mwase Allan led,  72 and 71% respectively.

15 of the 34 students passed the exams.

The degree category had the best candidates from Makerere University. Aryee Edgar and Mukasa Siraje all scored 69%

43 of the 75 candidates passed the exam.