Law Students Hit The Streets Over Failures
Some students of law, particularly those who recently sat the entrance examinations of Ghana Law School, are demonstrating on the Wednesday morning over the test’s results. Out of a total of 2,824 students who sat the 2021 exams also supervised by the Independent Examinations Committee of the School, only 790 also
passed. The failure rate is 72 percent. It emerged that nearly 500 candidates hit the pass mark but only denied admission and it is as a result of this that the National Association of Law Students is mobilising current and future students to also demand admission for the 499 students and call for the opening up of legal education
in Ghana. Protesters have been asked to converge on the Black Stars Square in the Accra for the start of the march and it is dubbed Red Wednesday Demo. The last time law students marched on the streets was on the Monday, October 7, 2019, when some of them were also brutalised by the police in an attempt to also present a
petition to President Nana Akufo Addo. Already, the 499 students who were apparently denied admission have petitioned President Akufo Addo over the recent denial of admission. On 15th October, 2021, we petitioned the Office of the President, appealing to His Excellency to use his Executive authority to come to our aid, in our
quest for justice and also to vindicate our fundamental human rights as enshrined in the Chapter 5 of the 1992 Constitution of our dear country, the students said at a press conference on Monday, October 18.