Private Legal practitioner and Vice President of IMANI Ghana, Kofi Bentil has attributed the mass law school exams failure at the Ghana School of Law to a systemic failure.
According to Kofi Bentil, analyses of something can be done before the facts but analyses after the fact cannot be argued with.
Kofi Bentil stated that in management studies if things don't go well you blame management and same should be done in the mass law school exams failure.
He noted the current system run by the school does not allow the high quality expected from the school in terms of law students churn out.
Kofi Bentil believed the mass law school exams failure is not necessarily the fault of students but the management of the system and the system antiquated.
He called for a relook at the operations of the school as the system running the school is not fit for purpose.
Mass law school exams failure
Out of a total of 474 law students who wrote the 2017-2018 final bar exams at the Ghana School of Law, 383 students, representing 81% failed to make it to the bar.
Of the 81% recorded, 206 students are to repeat the entire course, while another 177 students have been referred in one or two papers.
Out of 474 students who sat for the 2017-2018 final exams, only 91 students representing 19% were deemed to have passed and will be called to the Bar.
The mass failure by the students comes at a time Parliament is seeking to legalize the entrance exams and interview processes instituted as part of the admission procedures into the Ghana School of Law.
Law school exams failure: students attack 'illegal' Examination Board
The Students Representative Council of the Ghana School of Law has demanded the outright scrapping of the Independent Examination Board, describing the body as illegal, amorphous and ineffective, over the marking of the 2017/2018 final bar exams which led to the failure of about 81% of students.
During a press conference held by the council, Wednesday, to register their displeasure at the results, the law students accused the Independent Examination body of being solely responsible for the alleged failure of about 465 students out of a total of 560 who wrote the exams.
The SRC president of the Ghana School of law, Sammy Gyamfi who spoke on behalf of the students stated that the Independent Examination body has failed to address the very problem for which it was established.
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