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General News of Saturday, 2 February 2019

Source: Kofi Okyere

Rwanda trained lawyers sue Ghana School of Law

An embattled group of lawyers who had their training at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Rwanda has filed a suit against the Ghana Legal Council and Ghana School of Law for preventing them from pursuing the Post Call Law Course in Ghana.

According to the group, the Directorate of the Ghana School of Law denied them admission to pursue further studies in the Post Call Law Course, through a reciprocity letter duly written by the registrar of the Ghana school of law who doubles as the board secretary of legal education in Ghana.

This is because of a rift between the director of GSL and the Registrar of GSL to the detriment of students who have left their families in Rwanda for 9 months without any solution.

The issue has also attracted criticism from the Rector of the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Rwanda, Dr Didas Kayihura who has questioned the basis of, the Director of the Ghana School of Law, Erick Prempeh for downgrading Rwandan legal system although they are so far advanced, to say the least.

"We, therefore, need justice because we cannot rely on a professional's agreement and take steps to be treated like this; we need justice. Quoting Lord Denning: Silence is not an option when one is ill-treated. We need justice."

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