The National Association of Law Students (NALS) has hit the streets of Accra to demonstrate over the Ghana School of Law entrance exams failures.
The aggrieved candidates are accusing the General Legal Council (GLC) of their inability to gain admission following a new quota system.
The pass mark for the entrance exams has always been 50% in both sections, but for this year’s exams, the rule has been changed, so candidates have to score at least 50% in both sections.
Clad in red and black attire on Wednesday, October 20, the students hoisted placards with inscriptions expressing their displeasure at the Black Star Square in Accra.
Some of them wrote, ‘Stop traumatising law students’, ‘We did not fail,’ and other messages on their signages.
Amid drumming and chanting, the affected students insisted that the new rule was unknown to them before they took the exams.
They are also demanding reforms to the country’s legal education.