Law School students hit the street in massive demo over mass failure of entrance exams

Law School students hit the street in massive demo over mass failure of entrance exams

  • Aggrieved law students demonstrate over the mass failure of entrance exams
  • According to them, the failure follows a new quota system
  • They claim they did not know about the new system before they took the exams

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Some aggrieved students hit the streets to protest the mass failure of the Ghana School of Law entrance examination.

The National Association of Law Students (NALS) accused the General Legal Council (GLC) of being responsible for their inability to gain admission.

This, according to them, follows a new quota system.

They added that in this year’s exam, the rule changed, so candidates had to score at least 50% in both sections.

Law students demonstrate mass failure of entrance exams
Law students demonstrating Photo credit: Starrfmonline
Source: UGC

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However, the affected students said the new rule was unknown to them before they took the exam.

2,034 candidates failed law school exams earlier reported that 2,034 Bachelor of Law (LLB) candidates who sat for the 2020/2021 academic year Ghana School of Law Entrance exams failed.

Out of the students who sat for the exam, only 790 of them passed, representing approximately 28% while the failure represents 72%.

Over the past few years, admissions into the Ghana School of Law have become an issue especially in relation to the number of students that pass the entrance exams.

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Away from Law School, the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, has advised fresh graduates of the University of Professional Studies-Accra (UPSA) to start their own business.

According to him, the government's payroll is full and it will make it unsustainable to keep adding to the employment figures in the public sector.

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He added that the government is spending about 60 percent of its revenue on remunerating 650,000 people.

In a report filed by, Ofori Atta said it is the government’s role to create the needed enabling environment, establish micro-stability and ensure that citizens have the right skillset.

“... most people look for a job from government or state institutions, but that payroll is full. I can tell you that because we are spending about 60 percent of our revenue on remunerating some 650,000 people, and that is not sustainable,” he said.

Source: Yen

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