Law students refuse to write exams because questions mix up

Law students refuse to write exams because questions mix up

- Law students have boycotted a paper they were supposed to write in protest against a mix-up in the questions

- According to the students, even though they were writing a criminal procedure paper, two of the questions had absolutely nothing to do with the Subject – they were law of evidence questions

The most bizarre happened Thursday when students of the Ghana School of Law boycotted exams because of a mix-up in the questions on the exam paper.

According to the organising secretary of the Students’ Representative Council of the Ghana School of Law, Solomon Appiah students prepared to write criminal procedure and not the law of evidence paper.

Law students refuse to write exams because questions mix up

Students of the Makola and GIMPA campuses of the School said they felt imperilled by the fact even the five questions left, two of them were Law of Evidence and not Criminal Procedure questions.

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He opined that a similar incident happened last year and led to about 150 students failing.

YEN is aware the students decided to boycott the paper in order to avoid failing the paper.

We are all prepared to go and write our criminal procedure paper scheduled for 11:30 am, so when we went we were waiting for our papers and the when the papers were shared to us we realised that some of the questions were evidence questions and as such we found it very necessary to inform the invigilators and the organisers of the exams that we [couldn’t] do these exams because we are coming to write criminal procedure and not law of evidence,” Mr Appiah told Class FM in an interview.

Another student who spoke to Accra-based Citi FM said: “When we got to the exams hall, we had six questions on the exam sheet and we were told question two had been cancelled, so we were left with five questions to answer of which we were supposed to answer four.”

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“Then we realised the question one and question three fell under a different topic altogether, which is evidence. So what it basically means is that we had only three questions to answer. How can a student answer four questions out of three questions in the exams hall?” the student added.

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The student leadership have met with the authorities and are awaiting the feedback in the shortest possible time.

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