Mass failure as 383 law students out of 474 fail to make it to the Bar

Mass failure as 383 law students out of 474 fail to make it to the Bar

A total of 383 law students have failed the final BAR exams at the Ghana School of Law.

According to a report by, out of the 474 students who sat the 2017/2018 final exams, only 91 students passed and will be called to the BAR.

The breakdown of the mass failure is as follows; 206 law students are to repeat the entire course after failing the final Bar exams and 177 students have been referred in one or two papers.

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The news comes on the back of a tussle between the General Legal Council, the body that oversees legal education and a profession in Ghana, Prof Kwaku Asare on the entrance exams.

Ghana’s Parliament is currently seeking to legalize the entrance exams and interview processes instituted as part of the admission procedures into the Ghana School of Law.

There is growing resentment in the Subsidiary Legislation Committee of Parliament against portions of the draft legal professions regulations that is currently being considered by the committee before being laid.

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The proposed LI in question, among other things, states that the General Legal Council (GLC) will conduct an entrance exam for the admission of students to the school, and conduct interviews for all applicants who pass the Ghana School of Law Entrance Examination.

But a group calling itself the Concerned Law Students, have already submitted a petition to the committee against the new LI, describing it as a deliberate attempt by the GLC to frustrate them, and a violation of their rights.

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