School of Law admission justifies Mahama's proposal to increase access to legal education - NDC Youth
The Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) says the 2020 Ghana School of Law admission justifies John Mahama's proposal to increase access to professional legal education.
The independent Examination Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) published 1045 index numbers as those who passed the 2020 Law School Entrance Examination out of a total of 2720 candidates.
There has always been widespread agitation about the number of persons giving admission every year.
The NDC Youth in a statement also said the numbers admitted also shows that the Akufo-Addo led NPP’s proposal to expand infrastructure before increasing access to professional legal education shows a complete lack of appreciation of the challenges facing professional legal education.
Last year, only 128 students out of 1,820 candidates passed the Ghana School of Law entrance exam, accounting for a mere 10 per cent.
This was followed by protests by some of the law students in the month of October 2019, who accused the General Legal Council (GCL) of a deliberate attempt to deny people access to legal education.
Below is the statement
THE INCREASE IN INTAKE AT GHANA SCHOOL OF LAW VINDICATES THE NDC’s PROPOSAL ON OPENING UP ACCESS TO LEGAL EDUCATION