Students of Ghana School of Law have filed an application for injunction on the examination of the school scheduled to commence on Monday 17th June, 2019.
The Plaintiffs, represented by Lawyer Akoto Ampaw, contend that they were given only three days notice to register and take their examinations five days thereafter.
It will be recalled that over 420 students out of About 500 Law students who sat for this years Bar exams failed the exams.
Subsequently, the sstudents were given the opportunity to resit some of the papers they failed. But according to the students, they have been given just limited amount of time to prepare for the exams.
They are of the view that the time allotted to them is unreasonable and against their fundamental human rights.
The motion on notice is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday 18th June, 2019.
The plaintiffs filled one motion on notice and another one exparte. At the hearing of the exparte application on Friday, Justice Gifty Addo described the exparte application as ‘superfluous’ since the motion on notice has been duly served on the Defendants whose legal effect of that the Defendants are precluded from proceeding with the examinations on Monday.
Mr. Akoto Ampaw explained that the Defendants filed the exparte motion out of ‘abundance of caution’.
Present at the court were Counsel for the General Legal Council, Mrs Franklina Adamu.
Lost of Credibility
Meanwhile long standing critic of the GLC and American based Ghanaian Law Professor, ProfProf. Kwaku Asare has stated that the “GLC has lost credibility as a result of being involved in a plethora of disputes, illegalities, arbitrariness and examination leakages over the last few years.”
In a Facebook post, Prof. Asare stated that the country needs a new regulatory body with credibility to regulate the legal profession.