March 8, 2019

Aggrieved law students from the Ghana School of Law who stormed Parliament House Tuesday in protest against massive failures during examinations before being called to the Bar have expressed absolute confidence in Parliaments ability to investigate and resolve the challenge facing them.

Students Representative Council (SRC) President, of the school Emmanuel Kwabena Owusu-Amoah who spoke to the media after presenting a petition to the leadership of Parliament they believe Parliament is capable of meeting their demand to ensure sanity and forestall the future of legal education.

Mr Owusu-Amoah urged Parliament set up a Commission of Enquiry to establish the facts in order to safeguard the future of legal education by curbing the massive failures over the period.

“The results that students obtain at the Ghana School of Law are appalling. Last year, the pass rate was about 18% for the professional law course. For the post-course students, just 7 out of 33 passed.

This year, out of about 700 students, just 72 of our mates passed. We believe that this is a great issue of concern that the speaker of parliament needs to set up a commission of inquiry to inquire why there is such a huge failure rate,” he said.

The students said they will meet with the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee over the issue and also petition the President of the Republic for the overhaul of Legal Education in the country.

Christian Kpesese/