Attorney-General Kihara Kariuki has blamed the mass failure of students at the Kenya School of Law (KSL) on being tested on legal work that has not been taught.
Mr. Kariuki said exams set by the Council of Legal Education (CLE) captured legal questions that had not to be taught at the law school.
The latest results show 80 percent of law students who sat their bar examinations in November 2018 did not qualify to be admitted for legal practice.
“There is a need for harmonization of functions between KSL and CLE…this is reflected in the fact that students appear to be tested on matters they are not taught,” he said yesterday in his submission to Senate Justice and Legal Affairs committee.
Mr. Kariuki noted the outcome of a task force appointed last year to investigate the cause of the mass exam failures established that the students were not clear on the examiner’s expectations.