Member of Parliament (MP) for North Tongu Constituency in the Volta region, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa, has disclosed that there is hope for prospective law students, as the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is working to ensure that its future government increase admission to the Ghana School of Law annually.
The disclosure, follows ongoing discussion on the 93percent failure recording at this year’s entrance examination. Many believe the massive failure was because the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, who is the Chairperson of the General Legal Council, had insisted that over her dead body, would there be an increase in the number of lawyers produced in the country, annually.
Mr Ablakwa, a former Deputy Minister of Education in-charge of Tertiary, says like many others in especially academia, the NDC, is equally concerned and as result, putting together pragmatic and remedial measures to save the situation by expanding access to legal education in country.
According to him, the NDC’s 2020 elections Manifesto Committee in-charge of Education, has been tasked with this responsibility.
Mr Ablakwa, who said this on Metro television’s Good Morning programme last Friday, was reacting to the over 90 percent failure in this year’s entrance examination, which has brought back the usual lamentation and accusation against the General Legal Council (GLC) with a threat of demonstration to the seat of government by agitated students this week.