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Supreme Court’s ruling on school of law will cause more harm than good – SRC

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The Student Representative Council (SRC) of Ghana School of Law has expressed shock over the Supreme Court’s judgement describing the entrance examinations and interviews into the school as unconstitutional.

The president of the SRC, Mr. Samuel Gyamfi, indicated in an interview with 3FM News that the student body appreciates the decision but have greater concerns for the effects of the ruling.

The Supreme Court on 22nd June 2017 ruled that the General Legal Council’s imposition of an entrance examination and interview as a requirement for the Professional Law Course violates Articles 11(7), 297(d), 23, 296(a) and 296(b) of the 1992 constitution.

The Court also affirmed that LLB degree holders from council approved universities automatically qualify for admission to pursue Professional Law Course at Ghana School of Law or other alternative places of instructions specified by the Council.

But Mr. Samuel Gyamfi said currently there are over eleven institutions offering LLB, and if these institutions admit more than what Ghana School of Law can admit, then there will be more serious complications on the school.

Mr. Gyamfi therefore calls for a deeper look into the effects of the decision on the institution which he believes will create more harm than good.

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