Law student in court over increased number of questions in exam

October 5, 2016 6:17 pm
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According to Nyambira Oguta, the move has increased the number of questions to be tackled without necessarily increasing the amount of time to do the same/FILE
According to Nyambira Oguta, the move has increased the number of questions to be tackled without necessarily increasing the amount of time to do the same/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5 – A law student has sued Council of Legal Education for changing the structure of the final examination offered at the Kenya School of Law.

It is his argument that the initiative is in total breach of the legitimate expectation.

According to Nyambira Oguta, the move has increased the number of questions to be tackled without necessarily increasing the amount of time to do the same.

Consequently, the aggrieved student wants the High Court to quash the move by the institution.

Oguta contends that increasing the number of questions from 4 to 5 is unlawful

It is his case that the current academic class at the KSL attempt of 4 questions has always been the case.

He insists that the examination guide distributed to the students earlier on this year did not mention anywhere that students were going to be required to tackle 5 questions on all the 9 subjects taught at the institution.

“Upon our admission to the School of Law, we were given our students guide to the bar examination and it indicated that we were required to tackle 4 questions out of the possible 10,” he stated.

The student complains that the action by the respondent into the academic year serves to unsettle the minds of the students and can negatively affect the students performance during the final examinations slated for November 2016.

“This application is urgent and needs to be dispensed with as quickly as possible to ensure that the current students at KSL are not disenfranchised by a decision passed by an illegitimate board,” he asserted.

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