Profiting off of defenseless students is unfair and unjust, says an LLB student General Council of the Law

Issifu Seidu Kudus, a Wisconsin University College bachelor’s in law (LLB) student, has urged the General Legal Council to control the country’s many law faculties and set limits on how many students they can accept.

This, he claimed, would lessen the difficulties experienced by students who attempt to enroll in the Ghana Law School but are unsuccessful due to convenient strategies and deliberate technicalities.

Ananpansah Bartholomew Abraham, a blogger, said in an exclusive interview that legal education has long been seen as the domain of the privileged class. He added that Northern Ghana didn’t have a single law school until some young people started to protest.

The General Legal Council may, as required by the General Legal Council Act, 1960 (Act 32), regulate the faculties and prescribe for them a required and reasonable number to admit if it believes that the number of students being produced by the approximately 13 law faculties across the nation is way too high to be in the system.

“It is unfair and immoral to have to close faculties in order to accept more students in order to increase profits at the price of the hopes and aspirations of numerous vulnerable kids. You don’t permit large numbers from the access point just to thwart them with certain technicalities at the termination point into the Ghana Law School, which are believed to be borne out of mafia and practical tactics, he bemoaned.

In his opinion, the Chief Justice of the Republic should focus less on restricting legal education in the nation and more on ensuring that a fair system is built to train more attorneys rather than one that chastises innocent students in the name of producing skilled attorneys.

According to him, the current Law Entrance Exam question leak is a blatant example of a system that is frustrated with students who are desperate to memorize their way to the bar and will use any means necessary to bend the law in order to pass.

While advocating for greater access to legal education in Ghana, he asserted that there is no way to start a conversation about fairness in an unjust system and issued a warning that, if action is not taken to address the anomalies, the brain drain that is currently affecting the medical profession will soon affect the legal profession.

By Mr. Blazing

Mr. Blazing known in real life as Sabastine Tang, is a Ghanaian journalist and freelance content writer, with over thee years work experience. Contact: +233543405327

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