President of the Ghana School of Law (GSLAW) Students Representative Council, Jonathan Awine Alua has congratulated candidates who passed this year’s GSLaw entrance exams.
In a social media post after the publication of the results, he expressed that the students will ‘go down in history as the batch that showed us exactly what progressive legal education should like.’
He also urged those who could not meet the 50% pass mark to press on in their quest to get admitted into the school.
Congratulations to all those who passed this year’s Makola entrance exam. You’ll go down in history as the batch that showed us exactly what progressive legal education should look like. For those who didn’t make it, the battle is for another day. Forward!
— Jonathan A. Alua (@abotiwine) October 5, 2020
A total of 1,045 students out of 2,763 who sat for this year’s Ghana School of Law entrance exams are said to have passed.
The number is a significant improvement on what was experienced in the 2019 entrance exams.
In that year, just 128 of the 1,820 who sat for the exam are said to have passed.
Whilst this year’s results may be described as a positive turn in legal education in the country, SRC President-elect of GSLaw, Philemon Saar, says that it does not end their demand for serious reforms.
“This is victory but it doesn’t necessarily mean that is the end of reforms. We still hold on to our position that the legal education we have in this country needs serious reforms, reforms that will allow broad access for people,” he told CitiNews.
Meanwhile, Law lecturer, Prof. Kwaku Asare, says that this year’s results prove that last years was a ‘bona fid scam and sham’
Story by: Amengor-Kwapong Angela | universnewsroom.com