Things are about to get harder for guys who want to study law in Kenya considering they might soon have to sit for exams to assess whether they can take the courses.

A task force on legal sector reforms has recommended that any student wishing to pursue law degree programmes will first have to be subjected to pre-university assessments which will be determined by universities as criteria for admission.

Entrance exams for law degrees aren’t exactly new since Strathmore and Riara universities have had them as a requirement for quite some time but they haven’t been administered in all public universities.

The move follows mass failure of students in the Bar examinations and is aimed at ensuring that only those who are qualified to pursue the programmes are accepted since the taskforce found that; “As the number of students enrolled in the LL.B programme increases, the failure rate similarly increases,”

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