The Ghana school of law is set to return to its original two-year curriculum for the professional course. This decision was announced by the Director of the institution sometime in August.
This decision was made on the back of the increase in calls for reforms in the legal education coupled with an increase in the number of individuals admitted to the institution.
The decision was necessitated by the massive failure that characterized the 2017 law exams. About 80% of students were recorded to have failed. This the GLS ascribed to the limited time students had to prepare for the exams.
In response to this new development, Human Rights Lawyer Edmund Foli is of the view that the decision to go back to the two-year system of running the program is a breath of fresh air as it will ensure that there is efficiency in the acquiring of legal education in the Ghana School of Law. Mr. Foli was speaking on our Morning Show, Campus Exclusive.
“If you spread it across a reasonable period it easier for students and lecturers to both work to achieve the ends of the education you have given them. But if you go to two years, you’re able to take your time and go through the course adequately”
Currently, the GLS runs the professional course for a period of one year followed by an additional six-month internship. According to Mr. Foli, the current system forces both the student and lecturer to rush through the syllabus which in itself puts so much pressure on both parties.
“Push it to one year and sentiments you get from students particularly, and even some of the lectures is that it was too fast. And that you were forced to rush through the syllabus.”
By: Michael Ashalley/universnews