The suit filed by the aggrieved 143 LLB graduates who are part of 499 law students who claim to have passed the law school entrance exam but were failed, would be heard by the High Court in Accra today, Friday, October 29, 2021.In the said suit, the General Legal Council (GLC) and the Attorney General (AG) have been served as the 1st and 2nd respondents respectively.
The plaintiffs are demanding the enforcement of their fundamental human rights after they were said to have failed the school of law entrance exam, although they believe that they passed.
In the writ sighted by citinewsroom.com, the plaintiffs are praying the court to compel the respondents to offer them admission into the Ghana School of Law for the 2021/2022 academic year.Also, they are demanding that the court “further retrains the respondents from treating the applicants as students who failed the said examinations pending the final determination of this matter on grounds set forth, and such further orders the court may deem fit.”
The petitioners want the court to fast-track the case because the 1st Respondent is about to start the 2021/2022 academic year with their colleague candidates they sat the Ghana School of Law Entrance Exams with.
Some 499 candidates who were part of those who failed the exams insisted that they would have gained access to the Ghana School of Law if not for the new policy introduced by the GLC.
The students are unhappy with the said policy and have already protested to put pressure on the appropriate authorities to reform the legal education system.There have been calls for the General Legal Council to provide raw scores of candidates who took part in the Ghana School of Law entrance exams for 2020 and 2021.