Law graduate raises concerns about entrance exams; descends on GLC and CJ

Law graduate raises concerns about entrance exams; descends on GLC and CJ

-A law student, Emmanuel Fianko, has released a statement in the wake of the inability to some law students to pass an entrance exam

- According to him, he was one of such people and he is disappointed in the manner in which the process is carried out

- Fianko noted that the situation was different 10 years ago and law graduates at that time had it easier

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A law graduate from one of Ghana’s tertiary institutions has released a strongly-worded letter to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo.

According to Emmanuel Fianko, he did not pass the entrance exams organized by the Ghana School of Law in the year 2019.

He explained that those who were unable to sail through graduated from law faculties in accredited universities in Ghana and were given LLB degrees.

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However, he went on, those who applied for further their education at the Ghana School of Law (GSL) a decade ago did not possess such degrees.

They were nonetheless admitted to the GSL and studied to become lawyers.

To Fianko, such lawyers were not exposed to the basics of the law when they entered the GSL and therefore had to combine the substantive and the procedural law in their four-year undergraduate programme.

He further noted that for the General Legal Council (GLC) to justify the decision to select 128 out of 1820 is untenable.

In his opinion, it is strange that those who were unable to pass were not allowed to apply for a review of their scripts as this is in direct contravention to article 23 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

He added that the decision of the GLC to keep private the marking scheme for the exams defies logic.

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He added that for the chief justice to rubbish the same institution that trained her as well as her colleagues to become lawyers is sad.

He, therefore, threw a challenge to the GLC to prove that the affected law graduates are not fit to pursue the professional programme as it is destroying the fundamental structures and the pillars that anchor the foundations of legal education in Ghana.

Fianko wrapped up by saying that the chief justice and the GLC have disappointed him as their actions constitute an abuse of public office.

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