August 27, 2018
The immediate past President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Nene Abayaateye Ofoe Amegatcher has called for a comprehensive general overhaul of the legal educational system to help save the legal system in Ghana.

He further called on Ghana Legal Counsel to set up and investigate private institutions who offer legal education in the country and take out those that do not meet the requirement to set up a legal institute in other to save and sanitize the system.

Mr. Nene Abayaateye Ofoe Amegatcher made this remarks when he appeared before the Appointment Committee of Parliament to be vetted as one of the four nominees for the position of the Justices of the Supreme Court by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Ghana Legal Counsel should give accreditation to institutions who meet the requirement and whose students are to be accepted into Ghana Law School to read law, since most of these private institutions which offer legal education does not even have libraries for research work, he lamented.

He again suggested that, proper mechanism must be put in place to check the legal education before things get out of hands, to help save the legal education in Ghana.

Chairman of the Appointment Committee of Parliament, Joseph Osei Owusu wanted to know the nominees view of private Universities that churn out law students into Ghana Law School.

The nominee who is a lecturer at the Ghana Law School said he was shocked when he marked the script of some of the students who have LLB from the private Universities, “all they care about was fees they charged and churn out thousands of LLB students”.

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/