The National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) has warned that it will resist what it describes as unfair processes prepared by the General Legal Council (GLC) for students before writing the Law School entrance examination.
In a press release, the NUGS president, Dennis Appiah Larbi-Ampofo, observed that the directive violates the rights of students.
“We find same as unfortunate exercise of the General legal council’s mandate to dictate legal education policy in the country. It echoes that the Council intends to continue to operate in an opaque manner without the desire to be held accountable. This itself is antithetical to the ethos of the profession it is responsible for shaping,” the statement read.
Many have expressed their displeasure with the decision taken by the Independent Examinations Committee of the General Legal Council not to disclose the pass mark for this year’s law school entrance exams.
The Independent Examinations Committee, while stating the admission procedure, revealed that the threshold mark to pursue the professional law course this year would be set by the Council.
The Council has also asked prospective students to sign an undertaking that bars them from requesting a re-mark of their papers and/or a review of their marks.
This directive, according to the NUGS President, fails to promote transparency in the processes of admissions into the Law School and leaves room for corruption and abuse of power.
He added that the students of Ghana would not countenance such barriers to legal education.
The union “will not stand for this and will ensure that students sit the examinations without having to submit to a forfeiture of their rights as guaranteed by the 1992 Constitution.”