The protest dubbed #OpenUpLegalEducation, is expected to end with the protesters marching to the Jubilee House to present a petition to the President.
Their demonstration is on the back of the recent failure recorded at the Ghana School of law where only 128 students out of the 1,820 candidates who sat for this year’s entrance exams passed.
Some of the demonstrators who spoke to Citi News said the protest is as a result the difficulty in getting into the Ghana School of Law despite having an LLB certificate.
“We are on a demonstration to press home our demands, which over the years, have fallen on deaf ears. Our call for total reforms is based on the fact that we believe law students who have an LLB certificate should be allowed to have access to the professional law course. We are very concerned about the failure rate. We believe the failure is not genuine. At the School of Law too, we are concerned about the growing failure rate,” he said.
The demonstrators, clad in red were repeatedly chanting the phrase: “And help us to resist the oppressor’s rule.”
Some of the inscriptions on the placards held at the demonstrations read; “Law school is not for a particular family”, “CJ you are not God”, “CJ office, GLC is transient” “Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely”, “Open Legal Education now, we cannot wait any longer”.
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