Law Lecturer Says Ghana School of Law Must Be Abolished


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A law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Mr Kwame Gyan, says the Ghana School of Law has become a needless impediment to the ambitions of brilliant aspiring lawyers and must be scrapped.

Mr Gyan’s suggestions come in the wake of recent calls by sections of the public for reforms into admissions to the school, as many have described the enrollment procedures into the school as biased and shrouded in some kind of favouritism and corruption.

According to him, the current recruitment procedure into the school of law has become an outmoded process which must be abolished.

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Lawyer Kwame Gyan told Accra-based Starr FM’s Nii Arday Clegg on Thursday that, the Ghana Law School should be converted to an examining body for the general legal council that would oversee the administration of entry and qualification examinations for aspiring lawyers in Ghana.

“What I think we should do is; we should scrap the Ghana school of law which is just a school, and the general legal council will remain. So the law school will not teach courses but will be an examining body acting for and on behalf of the general legal council.”

“So if you want to write the bar examination, the general legal council with the law school acting as the implementing authority will organise the exams. So there shouldn’t be anything like the Ghana School of Law,” he suggested.

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