An interlocutory application filed to halt entrance exams into the Ghana School of Law (GSL) has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The ruling means the Ghana School of Law entrance exams, which is slated for today, Friday, July 27, 2018, will go on as planned.
US-based Ghanaian lawyer, Professor Stephen Kweku Asare filed the application to place an injunction on the exams.
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He argued that entrance exams and interviews which were requirements for admission into the GSL were illegal and unconstitutional.
He held that the General Legal Council (GLC) was in contempt of a judgement delivered by the court on June 23, 2017.
In the said June 23, 2017 judgement, the Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional a requirement by the GLC that persons seeking to enter the GSL needed to pass an entrance examination and an interview.
The court also ordered the GLC to take steps within the next six months to review the process of admission to the Ghana School of Law.
In Prof. Asare’s application, he held that the GLC failed to meet the six months deadline given by the apex court, hence his call for an injunction on the entrance exams.
According to him, the new Legislative Instrument (L.I), governing the admission into the GSL, contravenes the judgement of the Supreme Court.
However, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the injunction application by the Professor.
A five-member panel at the court, held that the new law was duly enacted, explaining that on the balance of convenience, the GLC stood to suffer more and cannot be compensated if the entrance exams were halted.
All five judges unanimously decided to throw out the application to place on the Ghana School of Law entrance exams.
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