Admit aggrieved 499 law students – Attorney General directs General Legal Council

The Attorney General, Godfred Dame has directed the General Legal Council to admit the four hundred and ninety-nine students who failed to gain admission into the Ghana School of Law this year.

Godfred Yeboah Dame

He said provisions can be made for the organization of classes in a way to cater for the entire candidates of the part one course of professional law course.

In a letter to the GLC, the AG proposed that the students be admitted in November this year or in May 2022.

“Grant deferred admission to the 499 candidates with effect from May 22. A special provision can be made for the first year professional law course by candidates already admitted to run from October, 2021 to April, 2022. The 499 candidates may undertake their programme from May 2022 and ending November, 2022. Arrangements would have to be put in place for the two sets of candidates to undertake their pupilage and be called to the bar at a common date in the next two years.”

The Attorney General’s letter, dated November 1, 2021 also said the GLC can alternatively organize a special examination in November for the aggrieved students to justify their admission.

The Parliament of Ghana through, a resolution, had ordered the General Legal Council to admit the four hundred and ninety-nine (499) students who were failed for admission into the Ghana School of Law.

This follows a motion moved by deputy minority whip Ahmed Ibrahim, fine tuned by first deputy speaker who was presiding Joseph Osei-Owusu, and repeated by Effutu MP and deputy majority leader Alexander Afenyo-Markin.

After putting the question for adoption of the resolution, first deputy speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu ordered the Attorney General Godfred Dame to ensure the resolution is carried through by the Ghana Law School.

499 students who were denied entrance into the Ghana Law School are in court challenging the decision arguing the marking scheme as advertised was changed after the exams.

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