Parliament directs Ghana Legal Council to remark scripts of 2019 failed students

Parliament directs Ghana Legal Council to remark scripts of 2019 failed students

- Parliament has called for remarking of 2019 entrance examination scripts for Ghana School of Law

- The directive from parliament follows a petition from students who wrote the last exams to the president and parliament

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Ghana’s legislature has directed the body that supervises legal education in the country to remark the 2019 Law school entrance exams.

A proposal from the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has noted that based on the controversies that surround the 2019 Ghana School of Law entrance exams, the GLC must consider remarking all scripts.

The suggestion from parliament follows a petition from students who wrote the last exams to the president and parliament.

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“....the Committee recommends to the GLC to commence the process of re-marking of the scripts, upon request and payment of reasonable fees.

The Committee also stated in its report to the House that the Attorney General and Minister of Justice should also submit a new bill to the House to replace Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill, 2018.

According to the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, the new bill from the GLC should also address all the challenges facing Ghana’s legal education system.

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Parliament’s proposal follows the mass failure of candidates who sat for the 2019 entrance exam for admission to the Ghana School of Law.

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Out of the 1,820 students who sat for the exams, only 128 of them passed.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that an aspiring New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate, Albert Kan Dapaah Jnr, has described Ursula Owusu-Ekuful as the wrong candidate to contest the NDC in the 2020 parliamentary elections.

According to the son of Ghana’s National Security Minister, the NPP’s parliamentarian for Ablekuma West must be changed.

Ursula Owusu is not a marketable commodity in this constituency," he opined.

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