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General News of Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Source: YEN

Ghana School of Law: 2019 law school exams result out; only 128 out of 1,820 pass


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Only seven per cent (7%) who wrote the 2019 entrance exams of the Ghana School of Law passed, YEN.com.gh has gathered.

According to a report sighted on Classfmonline.com, of the 1,820 candidates who wrote the exams in a bid to get admission in the school, only 128 of them passed.

The pass rate for the examination which was in two parts: two written questions and objectives, translates into a percentage of 7.03.

2019's abysmal results come after a similar one in 2018 which brought up a huge outcry for changes in the system.

Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo earlier this year stated that the mass production of lawyers will not happen under her watch.

She stated: “Those of you lawyers and those of you lecturers who are busy advocating free scale, mass admissions into the professional law course, and mass production of lawyers, be careful what you wish for.”

“So long as I have anything to do with it, it won’t happen. Just like you can’t mass-produce doctors and surgeons, Ghanaians must not have mass-produced lawyers imposed on them,” the Chief Justice said when she addressed the Bench, Bar and Faculty Conference at the Labadi Beach Hotel on the theme: ‘The Changing Landscape in the Law – the Judge, the Lawyer and the Academic’.

She added: “Those of us who have been too long on the General Legal Council, those of us who spent too long on the Disciplinary Committee, we have cause to worry because the kinds of misconduct are such that there is no way anybody envisaged these categories of misconduct when the Legal Profession Act was being enacted in the 1960s.”

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