Entrance exams to law: Ghana Bar Association to step in and speak on behalf of 499 students – Kwamena Duncan | General news


Former Central Region Minister Kwamena Duncan has called on the Ghana Bar Association to defend the more than 400 students who have been denied admission to the Ghana School of Law.

Some 499 students were refused enrollment in the school, despite having passed their entrance exams.

The explanation given is that students who scored higher in exams, however, did not score the passing score due to a new rule from the governing body – the Legal Council of Ghana – which requires that Before a student is eligible for admission, he / she will obtain half of the marks in both sections (A and B) of the exam subjects.

The entrance mark for Ghana School of Law is 50%, but if one achieves the mark of 50% or more and is not able to achieve half the scores in both sections, the score obtained becomes null and void.

This rule has sparked much controversy, with Kwamena Duncan describing it as an injustice to students.

“I don’t see how I can go before the law and seek justice and this is something that persists, and no one is seeking justice in this matter. I can’t see; I can’t find justice anywhere. someone is going to take an exam, you don’t tell him the rules. he knows the rule is i have to be 50. The person is going to take the exams, he has a score of 61, then you throw something at him who, look, you must have half of that, half of that, ” he apologized.

He calls on the Ghana Bar Association as well as the Chief Justice to ensure that all 499 students are admitted to the Ghana School of Law.

The Ghana Bar Association is expected to step in. They must speak up … Anyone with the power to act must act quickly to allow the 499s to also have access, ” he stressed.

He made these observations on Peace FM ” Kokrokoo ” Wednesday morning.

Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi / Peacefmonline.com / Ghana

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