By Yvonne Asare Ofei.
MP for Madina, Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu, has called on the General Legal Council to urgently admit the 499 students who passed the Entrance Examination of the Ghana School of Law.
Addressing the 499 students at the forecourt of Parliament House, Mr. Sosu said it is disheartening to see the students go through frustration and being treated unfairly by those who are expected to know the law. He called on the GLC to do the needful or face the consequences.
One of the aggrieved students, Nene Sackey, told GBC News they are not giving up until the government hears their cry. He said this when they petitioned Members of Parliament today, October 20, 2021.
The 499 Law Candidates also took their concerns to the Presidency.
Yvonne Asare Offei reports that the 499 students who wore red and black armbands, held placards, that had inscriptions such as, “open up legal education”, “justice for all 499 students”, “we did not fail”, hit the streets of Accra to protest against the Ghana School of Law Entrance Examination failures.
The aggrieved candidates are pleading with the General Legal Council to admit them since they made the pass mark.
The pass mark for the Entrance Examination has always been 50% in both sections, but in 2021, the rule changed.
Below is the full statement;