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General News of Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Source: Class FM

Mass failure: Law students to petition General Legal Council

Angry students of the Ghana Law School (GLS) have expressed misgivings regarding the results of the 2017 Bar exams in which only 91 students out of 474 students, representing 19 percent of the total students passed.

The students on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, wore red armed bands to protest against the development.

Out of the 474 students who wrote the exams, a total of 206 are to repeat the entire course after failing. Another 177 students have been referred in one or two papers.

The Student Representative Council (SRC) of GSL is convinced the results could not have been the true reflection of the exams written by the students.

The SRC is therefore demanding remarking of all the failed papers with a drastic reduction in the remarking fee from GHS3000 to GHS500.

Speaking at a press conference, SRC President, Sammy Gyamfi, noted that the Independent Examination Board (IEB) as a body was illegal and unconstitutional.

He decried the loud silence of the management of the GSL since in his estimation; the directors of the school are equally disgusted at the conduct of the IEB. According to him, the SRC will on Thursday, 22 February 2018, petition the General Legal Council (GCL) over the matter.



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