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Law School Exam Failure: Let’s look at the LLB standards – Moses Foh-Amoaning

Law lecturer, Moses Foh-Amoaning has indicated that the recent mass failure in the entrance examination into the Ghana School of Law should be the cause for stakeholders to properly look at the various institutions which award the LLB degree.

According to him, if law students writing the entrance examination as well as those being admitted into the law school are not doing too well, then the problem must be with the LLB.

“We need to look at the LLB standards…” he said while speaking to Paul Adom-Otchere on Good Evening Ghana.

He added that the body that also gives accreditation to the various institutions to award the LLB degree should also sit up.

Mr Foh-Amoaning further advised the students to accept the responsibility for their performance.

“Whatever structural changes that we make, if the pass mark is 50 and you don’t make it you will fail,” he said.

“You don’t have a right to become a lawyer…If you meet the standards then you have the right…As for the standards, you must meet it,” he stressed.

Mr Foh-Amoaning, however, stated that the standards are even higher at the professional level.

He said the law students demonstrating was ‘unlawyerly’. “I think they have good points, but there are institutional arrangements that can address these issues.”

Background

Law students in the country on Monday, October 7, embarked on a demonstration to demand reforms in the country’s legal education system.

Dubbed #OpenUpLegalEducation, the demonstration saw protesters march to the Jubilee House to present a petition to President Akufo-Addo and to the residence of former President Mahama for the same purpose.

The demonstration follows the recent failures recorded at the Ghana School of law. Only 128 students out of the 1,820 candidates who sat for this year’s entrance exams passed.

Law School Exam Failure: Let’s look at the LLB standards – Moses Foh-Amoaning

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