- Ken Kuranchie has dragged the General Legal Council to both the Supreme Court and human rights division of a High Court
- He is seeking reliefs with respect to entrance exams and mass exam failures
The editor of the Daily Searchlight newspaper, Kenneth Agyei Kuranchie, has filed two lawsuits against the General Legal Council (GLC).
The suits were simultaneously filed at the Supreme Court and the human rights division of an Accra High Court.
YEN.com.gh understands that the Attorney-General is the first respondent while the GLC is the second respondent.
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Kuranchie, who is one of the affected students, is seeking 26 reliefs from both courts; made up of 11 reliefs in the Supreme Court, and 15 reliefs in the human rights division of the High Court.
Citinewsroom.com reports that per the results of the last bar exam, only 64 students, representing 12.1% of the 525 who sat for the examinations, passed and are eligible for six months of tutelage.
This number is far lower than the 91 students who passed the examination in 2017, which sparked outrage in the country.
Kuranchie is also seeking that the Supreme Court agrees with him that on a true and proper interpretation of Regulation 4 of L.I. 2355, requiring all students holding LL.B certificates to write an entrance examination before qualifying for the Professional Law Course, as it is inconsistent with the 1992 Constitution, and same should be struck down as null and void.
Kuranchie also wants the Supreme Court to declare that on a true and proper interpretation of Article 18 (1) of the 1992 Constitution an LLB Certificate is the property of the holder, and he/she has the vested right to deploy it in the profession for which it is suited.
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