797 students fail law entrance exams

The General Legal Council (GLC) has published the results of this year’s law entrance exams, failing 797 students who sat for the exams.
The high failure rate has drawn concern from some students who are questioning the results published on Friday.

The students, under the umbrella body, Concerned Law Students, have challenged the GLC to release the raw scores of every candidate who sat for the exams in order to ensure fairness and transparency.
“We call on the GLC to release results of every candidate since it is difficult to fathom that the rest of the 797 candidates whose name did not appear on the pass list all failed. Assuming without admitting that this number failed, the GLC must publish their raw scores/total marks in order to ensure transparency and fairness,” the Concerned Law students said in a statement.

A private legal practitioner, Professor Kwaku Asare, had challenged the constitutionality of the law entrance exams in the Supreme Court.
The court ruled that the requirements were in violation of the Legislative Instrument 1296 which gives direction for the mode of admission.

Following the ruling, the Concerned Law Students petitioned the GLC to end the entrance exams but the petition was shot down.
In the statement, the students have also demanded an end to the entrance exams, asking the GLC to do the needful and “and offer automatic admission to all qualified applicants (all LLB holders who applied) as per the Supreme Court ruling.”

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