The Students' Representative Council of the Ghana School of Law, (SRC) has expressed their gratitude to Management of the institution and the General Legal Council for the admission of 177 more students to the Ghana School of Law.
This comes at a time when the discourse for opening up legal education is gaining momentum. It must be noted, however, that the need to open up legal education should not lead to a decline in standards as has been said by many quarters in the discussion.
In an official statement released by the SRC said that “As the SRC, we acknowledge and appreciate all the hard work that Management consistently exhibits in its bid to improve the life and wellbeing of the entire student body.
“This is not only a step in the right direction but a further testament to the desire of the General Legal Council to give ample opportunity to all eligible Ghanaians, who deserve it through the display of hard work for their training to become lawyers”.
The admission rate this year is not a stand-alone event, as there has been a gradual increase in intake to the Ghana School of Law over recent years.
The SRC President, Atta-Agyapong, when speaking to a section of students, thanked the director of legal education, Yaw Oppong as well as members of the General Legal Council.
He, however, noted that there are other problems that need to be addressed such as the repeat system and the time frame for release of remarking scores.
These requests, he hopes, through dialogue and consensus with the bodies involved, shall be addressed, for the improvement of the student experience.