Aggrieved law students demonstrate over high failure rates on entrance exams

Some persons who couldn’t make it into the Ghana School of Law this year and members of the National Association of Law Students (NALS)  hit the streets of Accra today to demand reforms in Ghana’s legal education system.

The members had blamed the General Legal Council (GLC) for their inability to gain admission to the school and will match to Parliament to submit a petition.

According to Michael Osei Koranteng, the president of the students studying law at the Zenith University College in Accra, they are demonstrating because they believe the GLC is deliberately preventing more students from accessing legal education.

In an interview with City News monitored by, Michael Osei revealed that, “this thing has happened in the last two years, and it is still ongoing, and we can’t sit down and watch it,” he said.

He added that, some 499 candidates who were part of those who failed the exams insisted that they would have gained access to the Ghana School of Law if not for the new policy introduced by the GLC indicating that ” candidates had to score at least 50% in both sections before sailing through”.


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The aggrieved students are however unhappy with the said policy and therefore they are embarking on this protest to mount  pressure on authorities to reform the legal education system.

Only 790 candidates out of a total of 2,824 students who sat for the 2021 entrance exams passed.

Source: City News

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