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Law students hit the streets over ‘failures’

Law students hit the streets over ‘failures’

Some students of law, particularly those who recently sat the entrance examinations of the Ghana Law School, are demonstrating on Wednesday morning over the test’s results.

Out of a total of 2,824 students who sat the 2021 exams supervised by the Independent Examinations Committee of the School, only 790 passed.

The failure rate is 72 percent.

It emerged that nearly 500 candidates hit the pass mark but only denied admission.

It is as a result of this that the National Association of Law Students is mobilising current and future students to demand admission for the 499 students and also call for the opening up of legal education in Ghana.

Protesters have been asked to converge on the Black Stars Square in Accra for the start of the march.

It is dubbed Red Wednesday Demo.

The last time law students marched on the streets was on Monday, October 7, 2019, when some of them were brutalised by the police in an attempt to present a petition to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Most of the demonstrating students in 2019 took refuge at the Canadian High Commission after the clash with the police

Already, the 499 students – who were apparently denied admission – have petitioned President Akufo-Addo over the recent denial of admission.

“On 15th October, 2021, we petitioned the Office of the President, appealing to His Excellency to use his Executive authority to come to our aid, in our quest for justice and to vindicate our fundamental human rights as enshrined in Chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution of our dear country,” the students said at a press conference on Monday, October 18.


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