The National Association of Law Students (NALS) has announced that it will protest the failures of the Ghana School of Law entrance exams on Wednesday, October 20.
Some disgruntled candidates have been agitating and accusing the General Legal Council (GLC) of denying them admittance following the implementation of a new quota system.
The pass mark for the entrance tests has always been 50% in both sections, however the rule has been amended for this year’s exams, and candidates must now obtain at least 50% in both areas.
However, the students who were affected claim that they were unaware of the new rule before taking the tests.
The leadership of the Association resolved to take to the streets to demand improvements in the nation’s legal education in a notice served to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander on October 11, 2021.
“Some 2,000 law students, graduates and associates are estimated or expected to attend as demonstrators, and the closing time of the demonstration will be 2 pm or so soon thereafter as the demonstrators may be addressed by the President, or the Vice President or a bona fide Cabinet Minister other than the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, upon receipt of the petition,” the statement said.
Read the full statement below.