Out of the 2,824 candidates who sat for the 2021 edition of the Ghana Law School entrance examination, 790 representing approximately 28% passed, the Independent Examinations Committee of the Legal Council has said.
The Independent Examinations Committee of the General Legal Council publication sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said 2,034 representing 72% could not meet the pass mark of the Law entrance examination.
The Management of the Law School commenting on the mass failure of candidates who wrote this year’s examination said they are considering introducing a triple track system to increase enrollment to improve the pass rate.
The triple track system, Mr Maxwell Opoku Agyemang, the Director of the Law School said will ensure the weekly academic timetable lecturers become more efficient and enable them to maximize the use of their limited facility.
Asked why the majority of students who sat for the entrance test failed, the Law School Director said the outbreak of the global pandemic gave candidates ample time to prepare for the examination but they just could not pass.
He said the Ghana School of Law amid the global locally transmitted coronavirus gave candidates a maximum 3 months period to prepare adequately for the entrance examination administered on August 24, 2020.
The Independent Committee following Covid-19 Monday said the 2021 law school entrance examination will be administered on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, for applicants who meet Ghana School of Law admission criteria.
The deadline for submission of application forms, the General Legal Council (GLC) indicated is July 30, 2021.