The General Legal Council (GLC) has abolished the interview session in the admission process into the Ghana School of Law.
Meaning beginning 2018, LLB students who pass the entrance examination will gain admission into the Ghana School of Law without going through any interview.
The decision was taken after a meeting between the GLC and Parliament’s Subsidiary Legislation Committee on Tuesday February 27 and was revealed by Committee Chairman, Mahama Ayariga after a closed-door meeting.
The Supreme Court of Ghana last year ruled that the entrance examination and interview as admission requirements at the Ghana School of Law which were introduced in 2012 were not supported by law, and therefore were illegal.
Mr Ayariga told journalists that the GLC and government have come into agreement to resolve the problems at the Ghana School of Law.
“Unknown to us the government has taken some far-reaching decisions in this regard and the Deputy Attorney-General showed us a cabinet communication that approved a substantive bill which will be brought to parliament amending the parent legislation which is Act 32,” he said.
Meanwhile, some angry students of the Ghana School of Law, last week expressed misgivings regarding the results of the 2017 Bar exams in which only 91 students out of 474 students, representing 19 percent of the total students passed.
The students on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, wore red armed bands to protest against the development.
Out of the 474 students who wrote the exams, a total of 206 are to repeat the entire course after failing. Another 177 students have been referred in one or two papers.
The Student Representative Council (SRC) of GLS is convinced the results could not have been the true reflection of the exams written by the students.
The SRC is therefore demanding remarking of all the failed papers with a drastic reduction in the remarking fee from GHS3000 to GHS500.