Committee set up to investigate mass failure at Law School

Committee set up to investigate mass failure at Law School

The General Legal Council has tasked a committee to investigate the mass failure of students who sat for the Ghana School of Law bar exam.

According to the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, the council would meet in March, 2019 to probe the cause of the mass failure .

Speaking to CitiNews, the Attorney General described the mass failure of students as a matter of great concern.

Committee set up to investigate mass failure at Law school

Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo Source: UGC
Source: UGC

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“When the matter came for consideration at the General Legal Council, the General Legal Council decided that a committee will be set up to find out the real causes,” Mrs Akuffo said.

The committee is expected to consider the issue from the perspective of students, lecturers and examiners, and prescribe solutions to the difficulties that caused the mass failure.

Already, the students have petitioned Parliament and met the committee for constitutional, legal and parliamentary affairs over the same matter.

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The Ghana School of Law students also plan to petition the President Akufo-Addo on Monday, March 11, for a thorough review at the legal educational system of the country.

Many of the students blamed the Independent Examination Board for the mass failure whilst others blamed the existing curriculum.

Lecturers, including Justices of the Supreme and Appeals Courts, together with some seasoned lawyers have threatened to resign over the results.

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The lecturers last week demanded that the General Legal Council review and collate the exam scores, reduce the exorbitant cost of re-marking from GHc 3,000 to GHC 500 per paper, and cancel all questions set from outside the course manual.

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