President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has waded into the controversial Ghana School of Law admission saga, stating that there is no space for the 499 students who passed the entrance exams but have been denied entry.
The National Association of Law Students (NALS) on Wednesday hit the streets of Accra to protest the Ghana School of Law entrance exam failures.
The aggrieved candidates are accusing the General Legal Council (GLC) of their inability to gain admission following a new quota system.
For this year’s exam, the rule changed, so candidates had to score at least 50% in both sections. But the affected students said the new rule was unknown to them before they took the exam.
The Association had earlier claimed that 1,289 out of the 2,824 students, who sat for the exams, met the 50% pass mark yet were excluded from the successful candidates.
Speaking on the issue on Thursday in an interview, President Akufo-Addo said the 499 students are not the first to be denied admission into the Ghana School of Law, stating that there is currently no space to admit all qualified students.
“For the time being, there is no space in the Law School for them and that is the problem. So, there are others before them who also fell into the same pit,” President Akufo Addo said.