The Attorney General, Mr. Godfred Yeboah Dame has advised the General Legal Council, the body clothed with statutory authority to regulate legal education in the country to offer admission to the 499 students who were refused admission to the Ghana School of Law for the 2021/22 academic year.
In a four-page letter addressed to the chairman of the General Legal Council, the Attorney General highlighted what he says is the perception “of a lack of transparency and doubts about the integrity of the admission processes into the Ghana School of Law, created by the manner in which the admission processes were handled by the GLC in 2021, as well as the enormous public interest generated thereby”.
“These circumstances, in my respectful view, warrant a reconsideration of the decision not to admit the 499 candidates. I am aware that arrangements have been put in place already for commencement of the first year professional law course by candidates deemed to have passed the entrance examination for the 2021/2022 academic year,” the Attorney General’s letter read.
The honorable Attorney General’s current position, however, appears to be a significant departure from his earlier position after he had initially parried an instruction from Parliament to admit the 499 students.
This also comes days after the Minority officially initiated processes to remove the AG from office after he had disregarded a resolution from the legislature to ensure the admission of the students.