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General News of Friday, 27 September 2019


I didn’t write 2019 Law School exams – Abronye

NPP Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye D.C. NPP Bono Regional Chairman, Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye D.C.

The Bono Regional Chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) Kwame Baffoe aka Abronye D.C has dismissed rumours claiming he is one of the students who massively failed the Ghana School of Law entrance exams.

Only 128 students out of a total of 1820 passed the 2019 exams despite the availability of over 400 vacancies.

The figure represents 93% failure.

News of Abronye being one of the law students who failed abysmally has been trending on Social media.

However, the firebrand politician in an interview with Henry Lord on Ejura based Naagyei FM Thursday stated that he’s yet to write the entrance exams and accused his political opponents of throwing out such palpable falsehood just to disgrace and silence him.

“I didn’t write the 2019 Ghana School of Law entrance exams. This is not the first time my opponents are doing this to me, they did same in 2017 and 2018. Anyone who doubts me can go and check from the Law School, they have records of those who bought admission forms. My name will not be found in there. God willing, I will sit for the 2020 Ghana School of Law exams.”

Meanwhile, a US-based Ghanaian lawyer, Prof. Kwaku Asare has warned of a possible student implosion over the annual mass failure of students seeking admission into the Ghana School of Law.

He’s called on Parliament to intervene and scrap the General Legal Council.

“We are likely to see an implosion, you can only suppress people for too long and after a while they just blow up and when people blow up nobody can control the reaction that comes from that blowing up. One day we’ll sit here and the same thing that happened at KNUST will happen with this School of Law and legal education. They are frustrating too many people and they really need to sit up. The President should stop all these overseas speeches talking about things that don’t matter and come to Ghana to address this problem.

Prof. Asare added: “The Speaker of Parliament should convene Parliament and discuss this problem. General Legal Council must be dissolved, a Council of Legal Education and Practice must be set up. All students must go back to their law faculties to take the last year of their education and then in July give them Bar exams those who pass should be called to the Bar.”

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