Parliament of Ghana has passed a resolution which directs the General Legal Council(GLC) to compel the Ghana School of Law, popularly referred to as Makola, to admit the 499 students who sat for the 2021 entrance exams and got 50% as advertised, but we’re denied admission.
This comes after the House resoundingly voted in support of a motion filed by Majority Chief Whip, Alexander Afenyo-Markin compelling the GLC to admit all students who had passed the entrance exams per the advertised rules of the examination.
After putting the question for adoption of the resolution, first deputy speaker Joseph Osei-Owusu ordered the Attorney General to ensure the resolution is implemented by the Ghana Law School.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Effutu, Alexander Afenyo Markins indicated that the Ghana School of Law per its posture, is making the study of Law unattractive.
He therefore called on them to admit the 499 applicants since it was not too late.
“We are telling the Ghana law school that they continuously frustrating students, they are making the study of law unattractive. I know that the post call students they had started lectures , they started last week but for the Professional law they are starting next week,” he said
“It is not too late to admit them because they have passed,” he added.
Meanwhile, a section of the LLB holders who were denied admission into the Ghana School of Law to read the professional course have dragged the General Legal Council to court on the same issue.
Prior to this resolution, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo stated in an interview that there is no space for the 499 law students who did not gain admission into the Ghana School of Law despite scoring more than the usual 50% pass mark in the 2021 Ghana School of Law entrance exam.
The National Association of Law Students (NALS) presented a petition on the aggrieved 499 law students who did not gain admission into the Ghana Law School.
The petition, among other things, pleaded with Parliament to intervene and ask the General Legal Council and the Management of the law school to immediately reverse their decision and admit the students.