Following a mass failure of students who participated in the bar exam organized by an independent examination council, lecturers of the Ghana School of Law have threatened to resign en bloc.
Lecturers of the law school including Justices of the Supreme and Appeals Courts, together with some seasoned lawyers are furious over what has been described as the worst Bar exam results recorded in the history of the school.
In the Bar exams, only 9 percent of the students are said to have passed.
According to reports, students took a series of actions when the Bar examination results in 2018 were also poor.
In May 2017, more than 80% of students who wrote the examination failed, as only 91 out of the over 500 candidates passed.
Almost 300 students had to repeat the entire course, whilst 170 students were referred.
At the time, for the mass failure, many of the students blamed the Independent Examination Board whilst others blamed the existing curriculum.
Currently, the lecturers, have given the General Legal Council up to next week to review and collate the exam scores, reduce the exorbitant cost of re-marking from GHc 3,000 to GHC 500 per paper, and to cancel all questions set from outside the course manual.
This ultimatum came after an academic board meeting held on Tuesday, February 26 2019.
The lecturers of the law school say if these demands are not met, they will boycott classes for two weeks and if they don’t hear anything positive afterwards, they will resign en-block.