Sunday, 08 December

Law exam in limbo

The Coalition for the Reformation of Legal Education in Ghana has said hundreds of repeated and referred students of the Ghana School of law, Makola, and its affiliates are today, Monday, 17 June 2019 in a limbo as to whether or not their examination would come.

The students have served an injunction process on the school but the authorities have remained silent as to what they would do today.

Students of the Ghana School of Law filed an application for injunction on the examination scheduled to commence today.

The plaintiffs, represented by a private lawyer, Mr Akoto Ampaw, contend that they were given only a three-day notice to register and take their examination five days thereafter. They are of the view that the timetable is unreasonable and against their fundamental human rights.

While the motion on notice is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, 18 June 2019, the examination was originally scheduled to take place today, Monday.

The Coalition, in a statement explained that on Friday, 14 June 2019 when the lawyer for the plaintiffs sought to have a High Court in Accra to officially place an injunction on the school through an ex parte motion, the High Court judge said that once the motion on notice had been served on the school, the school should know the consequence of that service.

Present at the court were the counsel for the General Legal Council, Mrs Franklina Adamu, who also serves as the acting Registrar of the Ghana School of Law.

The plaintiffs, led by the 2017 – 2018 President of the Students Representative Council of the Ghana School of Law, Mr Kobby Amoah, had filed one motion on notice and another one ex parte. At the hearing of the ex parte application on Friday, Justice Gifty Addo described the ex parte application as ‘superfluous’ since the motion on notice has been duly served on the defendants and that the defendants ought to know the legal effect of that service.

Source: Ghana/

Source: Patrick Ayumu