Ghana won't allow mass production of lawyers - CJ speaks on Law School admissions

Ghana won't allow mass production of lawyers - CJ speaks on Law School admissions

- In recent times, there have been agitations at the Ghana School of Law over the mass failure of students who sit for the Bar Examination

- Justice Sophia Akuffo, has cautioned the General Legal Council to be wary of the mass number of students admitted into the school

- She said the calibre of lawyers the country needs are those of high standard and have integrity

The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, has cautioned the General Legal Council to be wary of the mass number of students admitted into the Ghana School of Law.

According to her, the rate of misconduct recorded over the period have been series of unfortunate situations.

Speaking at the Bench, Bar and Faculty Conference on the theme “The Changing Landscape in the Law – The Judge, the lawyer and the Academic”, the Chief Justice said the calibre of lawyers the country needs are those of high standard and integrity.

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“Those of you lawyers and those of your lecturers who are busy advocating free scale, mass admissions into the professional law course, and mass production of lawyers, to be careful what you wish for. So long as I have anything to do with it, it won’t happen. Just like you can’t mass produce doctors and surgeons, Ghanaians must not have mass-produced lawyers imposed on them,” the Chief Justice said.

In recent times, there have been agitations at the Ghana School of Law over the mass failure of students who sit for the Bar Examination.

Students have largely blamed the system for these failures claiming it was as part of a deliberate plan to admit fewer numbers.

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In other news, Ghana’s Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Dapaah, could not hide her disgust and disappointment when Multimedia Group assigned an intern to interview her.

Madam Cecilia told off the intern, saying , her request for an interview is disrespectful.

“Who gave you the permission to call me to speak to me directly like that?’ she sternly asked Rahinatu Abdul Bach the intern who is also a student of the Ghana Institute of Journalism.

READ ALSO: Cecilia Dapaah explains why she was rude towards intern

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