Tuesday, 29 November

Sosu petitions parliament over law school mass failure

Education
Madina MP Francis-Xavier Sosu

Madina MP Francis-Xavier Sosu has petitioned the Speaker of Parliament concerning the mass failure in this year’s law school entrance examination.

Out of the 2,824 LLB candidates that sat the exam, only 790 passed – representing 28 per cent.

Mr Sosu, who is the Deputy Ranking Member of the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, insists the results must be investigated to ascertain whether or not the results are genuine.

“Article 37(1) of the 1992 Constitution provides that the State shall endeavour to secure and protect a social order founded on the ideals and principle of freedom, equality, justice, probity, and accountability as enshrined in Chapter 5 of this Constitution; and in particular, the State shall direct its policy towards ensuring every citizen has equality of rights, obligations, and opportunities before the law”, he said.

“As such, there is the need for investigations to ascertain whether or not the pass rates and scores are based on the actual performance of students during examinations, or as a result of lack of available infrastructure to accommodate the excess numbers, hence this petition.”

Meanwhile, the SRC of the Ghana School of Law has called for dialogue for a national dialogue on the matter.

 

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Source: classfmonline.com