A group calling itself Concerned Law Students, have asked the government to find ways of expanding the Ghana Law School to admit more qualified candidates.
According to the leader of the group, Ken Addor Donkor, qualified students gaining admission to the Laws School has nothing to do with interviews and examinations, but rather unavailability of space to absorb all the qualified students.
Speaking to Citi News, Ken Addor Donkor said the new legislative instrument (LI) which has been forwarded to Parliament by the General Legal Council, lacks the capacity to solve the current admission challenges facing the Law School, and wants government to come up with an innovative strategy to tackle the challenge.
“We are of the view that the existing LI 1296 per regulation 23, allows for an automatic admission of an already qualified law student with LLB certificate, and that should have been the law. The problem with the Ghana Law School today has to do with capacity and so we have since argued that the issue is not about examination and interviews, the issue is about the leaders thinking outside the box by creating enough asset to absorb all of these candidates or students who want to go to the school,” he said.
He strongly noted that, he does see any reason why a student who is qualified and is backed by law is denied the opportunity to enroll in the school.