The General Legal Council (GLC) has agreed to admit all the 499 aggrieved law students who were denied entry into the Ghana School of Law after they are said to have attained the 50% pass mark set by the examination body.
Speaking to the media after a meeting on the issue, the lawyer for the aggrieved students, Martin Kpebu, said: “the subcommittee of the GLC that we met this evening will go back and report on the contents of these deliberations we have had.
“These circumstances, in my respectful view, warrant a reconsideration of the decision not to admit the 499 candidates. I am aware that arrangements have been put in place already for commencement of the first year professional law course by candidates deemed to have passed the entrance examination for the 2021/2022 academic year”.
Parliament directs GLC to admit students
Parliament on Friday (29 October) passed a resolution to compel the General Legal Council (GLC) to admit all the 499 aggrieved law students who obtained at least 50% in the entrance exams but had been denied admission to the Ghana School of Law.
The resolution also compels the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to see to it that the GLC enforces the resolution.
On Friday, an Accra High Court presided over by Justice Nicholas Mensah Abodakpi adjourned sitting to 9 November 2021 in the case involving the 499 students.
The students are in court to challenge the decision of the General Legal Council.
Assistant state attorney, Patricia Ayirebe Acquah, prayed the High Court to adjourn the case to allow the attorney general’s department to respond to the claims of the applicants since the Genera Legal Council (GLC) only filed their defense Friday.
The lawyer for the applicants, Martin Kpebu, had no objection.
The 499 aggrieved students are accusing the GLC for their inability to gain admission following a new quota system introduced after the law school entrance examination had taken place and the results had been released.
The new requirements is that candidates had to score at least 50% in both sections of law school entrance exams to be eligible for entry into the Ghana School of Law. According to the affected students, the new rule was unknown to them before, during and after the exams.
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