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Denying failed 499 students law school admission not fair – JD

Ghanaian actor and farmer, John Dumelo has described the decision of the Management of the Ghana Law School (GLS) to reject some 499 candidates who sat for the 2021 law school entrance examination as unfair and biased

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Mr Dumelo’s comment comes after the 499 students who said passed the law entrance test but were failed for reasons not clear to them petitioned the Speaker of Ghana Parliament to summon the GLS Management for questions.

The appeal made by the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) on behalf of the students has asked Speaker of parliament Alban S. Kingsford Bagbin to investigate the mass failure recorded in the law entrance examination.

“Some students from the scores released by the GLC who passed the exams as per the 50% threshold are now deemed to be failed due to new regulation which required students to get 50% in each of the two sections in the Law

We wish to petition your high office to order the Council to appear before the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee with raw scores of the examination from this year and last year,” NUGS said in a letter to Bagbin.

It further said the examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) has so far not been transparent to the public, hence the need for the examination results to be examined.

“Mr Speaker there is a need for Parliament to investigate the perception that the examinations are not a reflection of students performance but drawbridge to limit access to legal education,” leadership of NUGS urged Kingsford Bagbin.

The National Union said the General Counsel has directed the 790 passed students to complete the submission of relevant documents by Thursday, October 14, 2021, leaving the fate of the 499 ‘failed’ students in their hands.

Mr Dumelo reacting to the GLS decision in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said “the 499 students who passed the law exams should be offered admission. It’s not fair…..it’s not fair.”

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