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49 students sue ZIALE

By GRACE CHAILE LESOETSA

FORTY-EIGHT students have taken the Council of the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) to court for excluding them from the Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying examination course.

Cheleman Nshitima and 47 others in their notice of appeal filed in the Lusaka High Court stated that they were dissatisfied with the decision of ZIALE dated December 10, 2021.

They stated that the Council misdirected itself and fell into grave error when it applied Statutory Instrument no.49 of 2021 retrospectively by excluding them from the Legal Practitioners’ Qualifying examination course.

The appellants stated that the council erred in law and fact when it failed to adhere to Rule 37(d) of the ZIALE (student) Rules, 2021, a transitional provision by allowing some petitioners in the same circumstances with them to retake their remaining head(s).

Nshitima and others also stated that the Council erred in law and fact  by not allowing them to  retake the remaining head (s) without providing reasons.

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