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Mass failure: Parliament's legal c'tee to meet Law students soon - Ben Abdallah

By Mutala Yakubu
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Chairman of Parliament’s Legal Committee, Ben Abdallah says Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament will have a meeting with the leaders of the National Association of Law Students soon over the mass failure in the entrance exam.

The Committee earlier met with the General Legal Council and the Independent Examination Committee where the two bodies gave reasons for the mass failure and the way forward.

The Law school has seen mass failures over the years and this year was no different as about 1,800 students who sat for the entrance exams, only 128 of them passed.

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Mr. Abdallah speaking to Citi News confirmed that they are arranging a meeting with the leadership of the Law students.

“We have called the students and they have given an indication that anytime we meet them, they are ready and willing to come. So either Tuesday, Wednesday or even by the close of next week, we will have met some representatives of the association so they come and present their side of their story to us.”

Background

It will be recalled that the Ghana School of Law recorded yet another case of mass examination failure only months after a similar one was witnessed which saw more than half of the candidates for the Bar exams failing.

This time around, the mass failure was recorded at the entrance exams.

Of the nearly 1,820 prospective students, only 128 reportedly passed the entrance examination.

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They embarked on a demonstration last month which turned bloody as they clashed with the police.