The General Legal Council has finally given admission to all the embattled 499 law students into the professional Law Course at the Ghana School of Law on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

According to the letter from the Council which was sighted by InsiderGH.com, the 2021/2022 academic year for intake Intake Two(Embattled 499 students) will start from. Monday, January 10, 2022.

Background

In September, the GLC in a press release indicated that 790 candidates out of the total of 2,824 students who sat for the 2021 entrance exams had passed.

Despite calls for a review of and the admission of some 499 students, the GLC insisted that the results were credible.
The poor pass rate has in the past sparked calls for a reform of legal education in Ghana.

Critics have said the General Legal Council deliberately restricts people from gaining access to legal education.
Admission to the Ghana School of Law for professional legal education requires that successful candidates obtain a minimum rank of 50%.

In October 2021, Members of Parliament (MPs) by a unanimous resolution on Friday October 29, directed the General Legal Council (GLC), the body in charge of legal education in Ghana, to admit all 499 LLB students unfairly denied admission to the Ghana School of Law (GSL) in the 2021/2022 academic year.

  According to the lawmakers, the 499 students had fifty per cent cumulatively and met the fifty per cent threshold and it is therefore unfair to deny them admission on the grounds that they could not score fifty per cent each in both sections A and B of the examination.

  They criticised the GLC for what they termed, shifting the goal post, by applying a rule it set after the 2020/2021 Entrance Examination requiring candidates to pass 50% in each of the two Sections, A and B in the examination, a rule that did not exist prior to the examination.

Source: InsiderGH.com

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