Law students protesting in Accra over admissions

The National Association of Law Students (NALS) have hit the streets to protest the Ghana School of Law entrance exam failures.

The aggrieved candidates have been agitating and accusing the General Legal Council (GLC) of being responsible for their inability to gain admission following a new quota system.

For this year’s exam, the rule changed, so candidates had to score at least 50% in both sections. However, the affected students said the new rule was unknown to them before they took the exam.

In a notice served to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander on October 11, 2021, the leadership of the Association resolved that they will protest to demand reforms in the nation’s legal education.

The Association had earlier claimed that 1,289 out of the 2,824 students, who sat for the exams, met the 50% pass mark yet were excluded from the successful candidates.

Source: Ghana/