- Students of the Ghana School of Law will march to Parliament to present a petition to the speaker, Professor Michael Aaron Ocquaye
- The reason for the action is the mass failure of students in the last bar exam
- 64 out of about 800 students passed all the bar papers in the last exam
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that students of the Ghana School of Law (GSL) will, on March 5, 2019, march to the house of Parliament.
The students intend to present a petition to the speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Ocquaye, to investigate the recent mass failure in the bar examination.
Per a Citinewsroom report, the results released by the Independent Examinations Committee (IEC) of the General Legal Council (GLC), show that only 64 students out of the about 800 students passed in all papers.
In the year 2018, students protested the poor bar results released by the IEC of the GLC.
Again, more than 80% of students who wrote the examination in May 2017 failed, as only 91 out of the over 500 candidates passed.
According to the president of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the GSL, Emmanuel Kwabena Owusu Amoah, the students are convinced that the problem of mass failures is not from the students.
YEN.com.gh understands that lecturers, including justices of the supreme and appeal courts, together with some seasoned lawyers are incensed over the recent school of law exam results, which has been described as the worst bar exam results recorded in the history of the school.
They have since threatened to resign en-bloc over the mass failure.
An immediate past executive of the SRC of the GSL, Isaac Wilberforce Mensah, recently noted that the high number of failures recorded in the final exams for students of the school was not the result of a lack of preparedness on the part of the students.
According to him, the students put a great deal of work into their studies, even before getting into Law School and hence, cannot be accused of lack of effort.
He suggested that the problem was an indication of a challenge with the GLC.
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