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General News of Tuesday, 30 October 2018


New LLB students admitted into Mount Crest University

Mrs Irene Ansa-Asare Horsham, a Deputy Rector at Mount Crest University (MCU), has said the high rate of success of students from the institution has created an enviable record.

She said this year MCU graduates made up 16 per cent of successful candidates in the Law School.

“About 1,800 students took part in the examinations and 76 out of approximately 460 students who were offered admission into the Law School are graduates of MCU, this statistics is encouraging”.

Mrs Irene Horsham was speaking at the eight matriculation ceremony of newly admitted 92 LLB students in the school.

It is the first intake of law students since the National Accreditation Board announced to the public in January 2017 that MCU was to cease admission of fresh students into its Law programmes.

She said MCU graduates pursuing the professional law course at the Ghana School of Law have consistently acquitted themselves creditably.

“Our first batch of 29 students achieved high performance, scoring a 100 per cent pass rate, with all 29 being called to the Bar at first attempt”.

Mrs Irene Horsham, who is also in-charge of Institutional Advancement, Corporate & International Affairs, said the matriculation ceremony was significant for a number of reasons, adding that, “the MCU has established a mark of excellence which has been carried on to this day”.

She said, although the university has challenges, this has not affected the academic excellence that it strives to maintain.

The Deputy Rector urged the new students to strive to carry the torch that has been passed on to them by their predecessors and must always bear that mark of excellence in all that they do.

“In joining the MCU community, it is important to remember that you are admitted into MCU as junior members and that your attendance at MCU is a privilege and not a right”.

She took the opportunity to thank all the teaching and non-teaching staff of MCU for their hard-work, dedication and sacrifice in building the institution.

MCU is the pioneer private tertiary institution to offer law in Ghana to applicants from Ghana and beyond.