LSK calls for ending of law school monopoly

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has called for the ending of the monopoly on Bar education in Kenya, following an inquiry into high rates of failure in the Bar examinations. Results from November 2018 revealed that 80 per cent of those who sat the test failed, with only 308 of the 1,572 candidates qualifying.  The results led to calls for investigation into the Kenyan School of Law (KSL) which holds a monopoly on bar education in the country.

The exams which are set and marked by the Council for Legal Education (CLE) costs students KES 47,000 (USD455) on average in fees. Reports suggested that there is a lack of clarity over the content of the curriculum compared to the exam, meaning that students may find themselves being required to answer questions on topics they are unfamiliar with, as well as a lack of clarity over the relationship between KSL and CLE. Further information is available here.

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