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General News of Monday, 30 September 2019

Source: citinewsroom.com

Economic Fighters League to join law students association’s demo

Pressure Group, Economic Fighters League (EFL) has backed the decision of the National Association of Law Students, to embark on a demonstration on 7th October, to push for reforms in Ghana’s Legal education system.

Ernesto Yeboah, Commander –in-Chief of the Economic Fighters League, tells Citi News the General Legal Council is operating an oppressive system, and thus called on all fighters to join the impending demonstration.

“We feel that it is unfortunate the way the General Legal Council has behaved over the years. As a matter of fact, we feel that it is part of the bigger picture of anti-youth system where the elder generation do everything in their power to exploit and oppress people unnecessarily and so our solidarity in this cause is to ensure that legal education is opened up to all who want to acquire knowledge and skill. We have called on all fighters to join the demonstration,” he said.

The debate for reforms has been rekindled after the latest instance of mass failures recorded during the law school entrance exams at the Ghana School of Law.

Out of over 1,820 students who wrote the exams, only 128 passed.

This case of mass examination failure comes only months after a similar one was witnessed which saw more than half of the candidates for the Bar exams failing.

A notice at the school on Tuesday showed that more than 90 percent of those who sat for the entrance exam failed to obtain the requisite marks to secure admission.

The results show a sharp decline in the numbers admitted into the school in previous years.