General Legal Council’s IEC must be dissolved over Law School exams leakage – Hon. Dafeamekpor

Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor
Rockson-Nelson Etse Kwame Dafeamekpor

Member of Parliament for the South Dayi constituency, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor who is also a Member of Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has called for stringent measures to be taken due to the recent leakage of the Ghana Law School entrance examination paper.

In a press release dated 23rd September, 2022, Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor called for investigations to be instituted to unearth the individual(s) responsible for these incident and the Independent Examination Council dissolved.

Hon. Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor explained that, hours before the Ghana Law School entrance examination was expected to take place on 23rd day of September 2022, reports contain that the paper had leaked, leading to contemplations on the part of the authorities on the way forward.

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This, according to him has come within the times of wide public debates on opening up access to the Ghana School of Law given the rising interest in individuals who want to get training in the legal profession.

Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor said, following from public concerns over how entrance to the Law School is restricted through the employment of means including compelling lawyer hopefuls to sign undertakings that take off their rights, including rights not to appeal for remarking, coupled with the unpublished passing criteria, desperations remain the only means through which many individuals would undertake to gain access to legal education.

According to him, it remains a challenge that, even though this institution may not be the only institution recording leakage in examinations, it is worth reminding us of the prestige that the profession is associated with. The respect and trust the profession enjoys, remains one of the cardinal integrity worthy of protection.

“It is becoming a worrying situation when these leakages are becoming regular. Just 14th July this year, the Independent Examinations Body of the General Legal Council had had to cancel the Civil Procedure paper which was scheduled to be taken on July 15, 2020.” Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor explained.

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He reiterated that, on or about 28th July 2018, similar incidents were reported in the media of leaked entrance examination papers for the Ghana School of Law hours before the paper was scheduled to be written.

He indicated that, the more these instances are recorded, the more it raises questions about the body responsible for the examinations. The more also, it raises panic among students and the general public who are interested in receiving professional legal education including critics of the Council.

“The General Legal Council must, as a matter of urgency, ensure to institute measures to prevent these incidents from occurring in the future. It must, as a matter of priority, ensure to institute investigations to unearth the individual(s) responsible for these incident.”

“The general public needs to hold strict confidence in the legal profession even as discussions continue to dominate on easing access to professional legal education in order to provide quality and qualified legal practitioners for the various legal services that are required in this country and beyond, and for that matter, the General Legal Council through the Independent Examination body must ensure integrity in the system.”

BACKGROUND

The entrance examination of the Ghana Law School which was scheduled to take place on 23rd September, 2022 leaked several hours to the examination.

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SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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