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Law Entrance Exams : General Legal Council Did Not State Any 50% Pass Mark - Attorney General


The Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame, says the General Legal Council (GLC) has not stated anywhere that the pass mark for the entrance exams into the law school is 50%.

In a letter addressed to the Speaker of Parliament following a resolution by Parliament directing the General Legal Council to admit some 499 students who allegedly passed but were denied admissions, the Justice Minister noted that it is an erroneous impression created that the pass mark was 50%.

In the 2021 entrance exams to the Ghana Law School, only 790 candidates out of the 2,820 who sat the exams were deemed to have satisfied the pass mark required to guarantee their admission to the only legal profession training institute in Ghana – the Ghana School of Law.

The 499 students contend that the pass mark for the entrance exams has always been 50% in both sections of the exams.

“The notice in the Daily Graphic of May 14, 2021, inviting applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for admission into the Ghana School of Law did not state a pass mark of 50% or any at all as a basis for admission.

“The notice stated that applicants may be granted admission if they have passed the entrance examination conducted by the GLC.

“The notice also did not state the manner in which a pass mark set by the GLC would be determined. It is clear; therefore, that contention that the “originally announced” or “advertised” pass mark was “50%” is erroneous and insupportable.

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