- The SRC President of the Ghana School of Law has been asked to resign by the school’s management
- According to the school, Philemon Laar cannot hold himself as president after failing his exams
- He failed his PLC Part 1 Exams
The management of the Ghana School of Law has ordered the president of the institution’s SRC to resign, YEN.com.gh can confidently report.
Philemon Laar was directed to abdicate his post after failing an exam.
In a letter dated February 2, 2021, Juliet Adu-Adjei, Registrar, Ghana School of Law, said the decision was based on the fact that Laar was unsuccessful “at the recently held PLC Part 1 Exams and has to repeat Part 1.”
“Consequently, he cannot hold himself out as President of the SRC. He is hereby advised to resign,” the letter read in parts.
The school’s management further directed that an election be held to replace Laar.
In a letter announcing his resignation, Laar said the position taken by the school’s management, is an affront on the constitution of the SRC and represents undue interference in the affairs of students.
“The withdrawal of recognition of me as President and the accompanying actions prejudices the outcome of my application for remarking which in itself has delayed unduly contrary to the timelines provided in the students’ handbook,” he stated.
Laar said in his letter that he had applied for a remarking and the results are yet to be released and that the management was unwilling to engage with the SRC if he remained President.
Laar’s forced resignation was met with massive public outcry. Below are some of the reactions.
Ato Kwamena Oscar said: “For all you know, he's not dancing to the tune of Management. So they decided to eliminate him by rough tactics. Fail him; use that as a premise to pull him down. I don't blame them. This has been the trend in Ghana these days.”
Samuel Nkrumah Andam: In this country, once you decide to hold your grounds against abuse and unfair treatment, and then suddenly you become their target for destruction and name-calling. As a nation we are gradually digging a pit. I hope we don't fall into it someday. Sickening!”
Issifu Salifu Kanton: “They want to determine who the students should choose as their leader. Hmmmm. This country is sick and rotten across most of the institutions that should know better. It is such a shame. The monopoly of the Ghana Law School must come to an end.#EndtheGhanaLawSchoolMonopolyNow
Mohammed Mahmud: “They probably want student leaders they can easily manipulate, if you are proving to be someone on their neck all the time, oh masa, ur call to the bar will be a miracle. Abuse of discretionary powers by administrative bodies must not only left for the courts to correct but the law must go for the decision-maker too, whose actions sometimes too leads to huge financial debt to the state.
Robert Kantam: This is supposed to be a school of law right, and they can't tell the victim which part of the school rules or law he's broken except to say he failed their exams and that disqualifies him as an src president?? What kind of law school is that??
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