The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo says there is no space for the 499 law students who did not gain admission into the Ghana Law School.
This confirms claims by some of the student that they were just being frustrated by the General Legal Council (GLC) because there were inadequate facilities to accommodate them at the school.
The National Association of Law Students (NALS) presented a petition on the aggrieved 499 law students who did not gain admission into the Ghana Law School despite scoring more than the usual 50% pass mark in the 2021 Ghana School of Law entrance exam.
The petition, among other things, pleaded with Parliament to intervene and ask the General Legal Council and the Management of the law school to immediately reverse their decision and admit the students.
Leaders of the Association who were dissatisfied with the last minute changes in the overall scoring marks for admission after the students had already finished writing their exams, pleaded with the leadership of Parliament to act fast to prevent any further actions from the aggrieved students.
The pass mark for the entrance exams has always been a total of 50% in both sections.
However, for this year’s exams, the rule had been changed and candidates had to score at least 50% in each of the sections.
But Speaking on Accra Based Radio Station, Peacefm, the President clarified that there was no space for them.
Meanwhile, he expressed hope that there will be a long term solution of the matter in order to accommodate more law students moving forward.
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