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GHANA : ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS INTO GHANA SCHOOL OF LAW REMAINS UNCHANGED – CHIEF JUSTICE







The Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo says the existing systems and structures for the training of lawyers in the country will not be changed despite public outcry.


She stressed that the current system that many deem as strict and unfair, is meant to ensure that lawyers who are trained in the country are of global standards. Sophia Akuffo made this known while speaking at the passing out ceremony of 305 new lawyers in Accra on Friday.


THE GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL (GLC) CONTINUES IN ITS QUEST TO ASSURE THE PEOPLE OF THIS GREAT REPUBLIC THE EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION AND PRODUCTION OF QUALITY LAWYERS THAT THEY SO WELL AND DEARLY DESERVE. THE POSITION OF THE GENERAL LEGAL COUNCIL (GLC) REMAINS THAT ADMISSION TO THE GHANA SCHOOL OF LAW FOR PROFESSIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION REQUIRES THAT SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES OBTAIN A MINIMUM RANK OF 50% IN AN ENTRANCE EXAM ADMINISTERED BY THE INDEPENDENT EXAMINATION COMMITTEE,” SHE SAID.

Sophia Akuffo while applauding the effectiveness of the current legal education regime revealed that plans have been put in place to ensure that a larger campus is constructed outside Accra.


She said the plan will be featured in the 2020 budget statement which is currently being prepared. The Chief Justice was however quick to add that despite the expansion of infrastructure and appointment of more academic staff, the GLC will continue to uphold its commitment to ensure quality in the education of professional lawyers.



“HOWEVER MUCH SPACE IS INCREASED, THE GLC WILL NEVER RELENT ON ITS COMMITMENT TO ASSURANCE OF PRODUCTION OF QUALITY LAWYERS THROUGH OBSERVATION OF THE HIGHEST STANDARDS,” SHE SAID.

Every year, more than 1000 students, most of whom are graduates from law faculties of various universities write entrance exams for an opportunity to study at the Ghana School of Law before becoming lawyers.

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