- The SRC President of the Ghana School of Law, Wonder Kutor, has spoken about the mass failure
- According to him, the limited time to prepare for the exams is largely the cause of the mass failure
- He revealed that students were made to sit for the exams in August after they graduated from law school in July
- Kutor said this would definitely leave them with little time to be fully prepared for their exams
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Accra - Wonder Victor Kutor, the Ghana School of Law's Students Representative Council (SRC) president, blames the mass failure of the entrance examination on the limited time candidates had to prepare for the exams.
According to him, inadequate preparation due to the limited time that the students were given was the leading cause of the failures aside other things.
In a report filed by 3news.com, Kutor said the candidates are made to sit for the examination in August which is less than one month after graduating from the various law schools.
This, according to him, would definitely create a problem for the candidates.
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“You leave school in July and sit for exams in August... if you haven’t revised enough, you will fail," he said.
He, however, called for an all-inclusive approach to deal with the causes of the mass law school entrance examination failure in order to be able to deal with the situation properly.
He, therefore, suggested that when students graduate in July, they should be made to wait and apply the following year.
His comments come after news broke about the mass failure of those who sat for the exams this year.
2034 students failed Ghana School of Law entrance examinations
Two thousand and thirty-four (2,034) LLB candidates who sat for the 2020/2021 academic year Ghana School of Law Entrance exams failed.
Of those who sat for the exam, only 790 of them passed, representing approximately 28% while the failure represents 72%.
This development contrasts favorable results for the students who wrote the exams last year. In 2020, 1,045 students out of 2,763 passed the entrance examination.
Limited time to prepare is really to blame for mass failure
One of the candidates of the just Ghana law School Entrance Examinations who passed the exams also attested to the fact that the limited time to prepare for the exams was a contributing factor to the mass failure.
Speaking to YEN.com.gh, the candidate, Nancy Baaba Paintsil, said luckily for her, she had a very long time to prepare for her examinations since she graduated with an LLB from GIMPA in November 2020.
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According to her, most of the people who she sat with for the entrance exams and did not pass, graduated this year and decided to take the exams.
Baaba Painstil added that if the schedule for the exams is moved to September, candidates would have a little more time to prepare.