General News of Sunday, 22 January 2017
Minister-designate for Justice and Attorney General has revealed that she intends to urge the General Legal Council to address restricted admissions into the Ghana School of Law.
Gloria Akuffo said accrediting other institutions to carry out the program may be an option.
The Council has over the years regulated admission into the country’s only school of law leading to the majority of graduates from various tertiary institutions not gaining admission.
There is a pending suit before the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the Council from carrying out such restrictions. Answering questions during her vetting by Parliament’s Appointment Committee, the former Deputy AG in the President Kufuor government admitted the growth in numbers of faculties that are training LLB degree holders.
“But we continue to have one School of Law and we are kind of building a pyramid. Clearly, the problem as I see it is because we have an accreditation body that gives authority to institutions to establish law faculties whereas, in the School of Law it is under the mandate of the General Legal Council,” she said.