Private legal practitioner and founder of Legal Advocacy Foundation, Maurice Ampaw has blown the cover over how some top politicians and members of the working class obtain their credentials from the Ghana School of Law.
According to him, sex, bribery, grade selling and plain prostitution have become substitutes for meritorious means by which grades and certificates are obtained from the various campuses of the Ghana School of Law.
Speaking in an interview with Kumasi-based Angel FM monitored by MyNewsGh.com, Lawyer Ampaw said though the study of law is supposed to be a full time course, some “ministers, MPs, soldiers, policemen and other state officials in the working class have made it look as if it were a part-time programme”.
“Ministers, MPs and other top officials who want to become lawyers but would not quit their jobs pay bribes and obtain the pass marks through ways and means, since they do not get the time to attend lectures”, he said.
He also revealed that some of the lecturers demand sex from the “block-headed female students and give them the pass marks”, a situation he said accounts for the fallen standard of legal education in the country.
“Some of the lecturers are poor so they take “hundred million, hundred million, hundred” from the “ministers, MPs and other rich students during the examination period and simply pass them”, he disclosed.
He was commenting on some possible reasons for the mass failure that rocked the Ghana School of Law that has prompted the General Legal Council to set up a committee to investigate the matter.
The outspoken lawyer also revealed how “prostitution” is rife at the Ghana School of Law and how the advent of social media is taking a toll on serious academic work in the school.
“The girls have become prostitutes and slay queens, who wear miniskirts and prefer to chat on social media and take selfies while lectures are ongoing, because they know they will surely pass even if they do not learn”, he asserted.
He welcomed the decision by the General Legal Council to probe the circumstances that led to the mass failure and advocated for stiffer measures to check how examinations are conducted at the Ghana School of Law.