Law students demonstrate over mass failures
Law students are demonstrating in Accra as part of efforts to demand reforms at the Ghana law school.
The demonstration was triggered after another mass failure was recorded in the entrance exams organised by the general legal council this year.
The students are marching around the flagstaff House with the aim of securing an intervention by President Akufo-Addo.
This year, only 128 out of over one thousand students who sat for the entrance exams passed.
Meanwhile, the Chief Justice Glory Akuffo says the standards of law education will not lowered under her tenure. ‘
Addressing the Bench, Bar and Faculty Conference at the Labadi Beach Hotel on the theme “The Changing Landscape in the Law – the Judge, the Lawyer and the Academic”, the Chief Justice said any attempt to allow the production of lawyers without efficient control, checks and balances will be rejected irrespective of who is advocating for it.
In her address, the Chief Justice first noted that, “Those of us who have been too long on the General Legal Council, those of us who spent too long on the disciplinary committee, we have cause to worry because the kinds of misconduct are such that there is no way anybody envisaged these categories of misconduct when the Legal Profession Act was being enacted in the 1960s.”