Law Students boycott special classes, says their grievances do not border on teaching and learning

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Students of the Ghana School of Law (GSL) have boycotted special classes organised by the school for students who have been repeated.

Their refusal to oblige the school authorities with respect to the special classes emanate from the mass failure of students in the bar examination, which has been pegged at a colossal 88 percent.

The students in a statement said they are surprised that instead of addressing the core issues affecting them, the school authorities are painting a picture as though the issues border on teaching and learning.

In their estimation, the conduct of the examinations is partly responsible for the high rate of failure.

“We are equally concerned about the repeat policy which we think is unfair resulting in a large number of students who are struggling to graduate from the school. This unfairness also finds expression in the new reforms that have reversed to the old system of repeating students who fail more than 2 out of 6 subjects in part one and more than 2 out of 4 subjects in part 2. If this policy were to apply fairly then only students who fail more than 6 out of 10 courses should be repeated’’ they argued.

“We wish to respectfully submit that we have resolved not to participate in the Special Classes pending the determination of the issues in our petition” they added.

The students say they are counting on the General Legal Council, Parliament, the Council of State and the President to help resolve the issues.

They presented a petition outlining their grievance to the Speaker of Parliament a fortnight ago and are hopeful that all the issues that have militated against law students will be addressed.

One hundred and seventy-seven have been referred in various papers including Evidence; and Advocacy and Family law.





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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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