This Friday 11, August 2017 the opening ceremony of the 7th Intake/DLP took place at ILPD Kigali Campus at the presence of the ILPD Vice Rector for Administration and Finance. 60 students have been admitted to this postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice program. They are lawyers with minimum qualification of undergraduate diploma in law. The main focus of the Program is to help them get necessary skills to practice professionally the theories learnt at the Universities.
Students were explained in brief about the academic life such as the course delivery process; ILPD support services such as the library usage; class and exams rules and regulations and their financial obligations.
Pascal Harerimana, an employee of Switzerland Embassy for 17 years, is among the new students of this intake, he said that he had come to study because he is aware of the advantages of having Diploma in Legal Practice. He said: “I came to study at ILPD to furnish my performance at work and learn new things that I do not know.”
The acting Vice Rector of Administration and Finance, Erick Shirimpumu, encouraged the students to focus on their studies.
He said: “You need to work hard so that you perform well your courses. The institute will provide you with skilled trainers and other necessary facilities. You need to be guided by discipline.”
He also requested them to exploit at maximum level the knowledge and skills they will learn from the institute and to show the difference in their daily job.
The institute of Legal Practice has been operating since 2008 and was established to equip in service Advocates, prosecutors, judges, fresh law graduates and even court registrars, etc with the necessary practical legal skills.