Students of the Ghana School of Law are calling for a reduction in the cost of remarking of their examination papers from 3 thousand Ghana Cedis to 500 Ghana Cedis.
They also want the policy that makes it mandatory for students who fail their exams to be scrapped and abolished completely.
The students who presented a petition to the Speaker of Parliament making the demand after some 88 percent of students who sat the law exams failed, are impressing upon the speaker of Parliament, Professor Michael Aaron Ocquaye to intervene in the matter and also investigate the cause of the mass failure.
‘’That a thorough investigation and audit be conducted into the activities and procedures of the Independent Examinations Committee. That all failed scripts in Family Law and Practice, Company Law and Commercial Practice in which examination questions were outside of the course outline, should be remarked at NO cost to students. That questions outside the course outline should be cancelled and the rest marked over 100 percent’’ they wrote in the petition.
Signed by Emmanuel Kwabena Owusu Amoah, the SRC president and copied to the Attorney General, the President of the National House of Chiefs and the Speaker of Parliament, the agitated students continued that ‘’That arrangements be made for repeat students to take their examinations within one year to enable successful candidates called to bar within that year. That repeat students should be placed on internship. That the IEC should publish examiners reports for each examination conducted. That the cumulative release of results be abolished and each set of results be published immediately after they have been marked. That students should be given hard copies of statements of their results’’.