Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Godfred Yeboah Dame has written to Parliament in response to last week’s resolution by Parliament, directing the General Legal Council(GLC) to admit the embattled 499 students who were not admitted to the Ghana School of Law despite the fact that they obtained the advertised 50% pass mark.
According to the Attorney General, Parliament lacks the power to direct the GLC to admit the embattled 499 students into the Ghana School of Law.
The 2021 Ghana School of Law entrance exams saw 28 percent of the LLB candidates gain entrance to Ghana’s only institution for training lawyers.
The pass mark for the entrance exams has always been 50% in both sections, but for this year’s exams, the rule was allegedly changed, so candidates had to score at least 50% in both sections before sailing through.
Some 499 candidates who were part of those who failed the exams insisted that they would have gained access to the Ghana School of Law if not for the new policy introduced by the GLC.
In September, the GLC in a press release indicated that 790 candidates out of a total of 2,824 students who sat for the 2021 entrance exams passed.