Students Command condemns coerced resignation of Philemon Laar

Mr. Philemon Laar
Mr. Philemon Laar

The Students Command of the Economic Fighters League has condemned the unlawful, targeted, and vindictive move by the Ghana School of Law towards the SRC President Mr. Philemon Laar.

The statement Issued by the Head of Students Command Arimiyawu Wusama, the action of the management of the Ghana School of Law to withdraw their recognition of a constitutionally elected President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) for purportedly failing some papers is despotic, weak, and unintelligible.

Mr. Philemon Zaa-nyeya Laar is a youthful student activist, who has shown admirable leadership in numerous ways.

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The disclosed that, he was part of the conveners of the #OpenUpLegalEducatioNow campaign that pushed for legal reforms after the mass failure of students in the 2019 Law School Entrance Examination. It is recalled that Mr. Philemon Laar despite being part of the 128 out of 1820 candidates (representing only 7%) that passed the entrance exams that year, he showed selfless leadership in fighting for those who failed and everyone aspiring to study law in the future.

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His wish just like many Ghanaians is for legal education to be accessible and affordable for all and not just a privileged few.

“The action of management of the Ghana School of Law is unlawful as it breaches the rules of natural justice. It is undemocratic, it leaves an indelible dent on their reputation as an educational institution and weakens the independence of the Students Representative Council.”

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“The Students Command of the Economic Fighters League condemns this unlawful, targeted, and vindictive move by the Ghana School of Law. This is unacceptable and unpardonable.”

“We call for the swift reconsideration of the action by the management of the school to allow the lawfully elected President Philemon Zaa nye-ya Laar to complete his term of office and continue to provide the much-needed leadership to the students of the institution.”

Contact Arimiyawu Wusama on
+233 24 899 1960

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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