Ghana School Of Law Group heads to court to stop upcoming entrance exams

This year’s entrance exam is slated for July 14 but the group said that holding the exams will amount to an illegality.

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A group of law graduates calling themselves the Concerned LLB Graduates, are heading to court to seek an injunction to halt the upcoming entrance exams for potential students of the Ghana School of Law.

The General Legal Council had declared that it would hold the exams for the prospective students even though the group had petitioned against it.

This year’s entrance exam is slated for July 14 but the group said that holding the exams will amount to an illegality by the Council after the Supreme Court’s judgement on the matter.

The leader of the group, Godfred Tessu, said that he and his colleagues have decided to pursue the matter in court to the get the entrance exam cancelled.

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The Supreme Court on June 22, 2017, ruled that it is unconstitutional for the General Legal Council to ask applicants to the Ghana Law School to undertake entrance examination and also be interviewed before granted admission.

According to the court, the current mode of admission violates Legislative Instrument 1296.

A United States-based Ghanaian lawyer, Professor Kwaku Asare, filed the suit in 2015, to challenge the mode of admission used by the Ghana School of Law.

Professor Asare argued that the compulsory entrance examination and interview before admission violates Articles ll (7) 297 (d) 23, 296 (a) (b) and 18 (2) of the 1992 Constitution.

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The justices, in delivering their judgment, noted that their order on cancelling the entrance examination and subsequent interview should be implemented in six months when admissions for the 2018 academic year begin.

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