Stop complaining, others suffered it before you – President Akufo-Addo to failed law students

Stop complaining, others suffered it before you – President Akufo-Addo to failed law students

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his response to the controversial Ghana School of Law admission saga has categorically stated that there is no space for the 499 students who passed the entrance exams but have been denied entry.

The National Association of Law Students (NALS) angered about the situation hit the streets of Accra yesterday to protest the Ghana School of Law entrance exam failures.

Also, the disgruntled candidates are accusing the General Legal Council (GLC) of their inability to gain admission following a new quota system.

For this year’s exam, the rule was slightly changed, requiring candidates to score at least 50% in both sections. But the affected students said the new rule was unknown to them before they took the exam.

The Association had earlier revealed that 1,289 out of the 2,824 students, who sat for the exams, met the 50% pass mark yet were excluded from the successful candidates.

Speaking on the issue on Thursday in an interview on Peace FM monitored by myactiveonline.com, President Akufo-Addo said the 499 students are not the first to be denied admission into the Ghana School of Law, stating that there is currently no space to admit all qualified students.

“For the time being, there is no space in the Law School for them and that is the problem. So, there are others before them who also fell into the same pit,” President Akufo Addo noted.

By: Stella Annan | myactiveonline.com Twitter @activetvgh

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