President of the Students Representative Council of the Ghana School of Law, Wonder Victor Kutor, has urged prospective candidates for this year’s entrance exams to focus on their studies.
He said preparing for an examination is critical in every given situation and this can be done when one focuses on the exams by studying very hard instead of the General Legal Council (GLC’s) directive for them to sign an undertaking to commit themselves not to question the outcome of the entrance exams results.
According to him, the directive by the General Legal Council should not derail their focus.
Speaking with the media, Victor Kutor expressed the view that the General Legal Council is a compassionate body that can review its position on the undertaking.
“The General Legal Council is a compassionate body which understands the plight and concerns of students. You remember when the issue of the 499 students came they listened to our appeal and gave admission to these students“, he noted.
“This is why I believe the prospective students should just concentrate on their studies to just pass”, he pointed out.
Some of the candidates, he revealed have already signed the undertaking and submitted the forms which for him should be the way to go in order to avoid needless disagreements and course of action on the part of the candidates.
This year’s entrance examination comes up on September 23. Over 3,000 applicants are expected to write the exams to start a two-year professional law course.
But before the exams will be conducted, the General Legal Council has issued a directive asking the candidates not to request to see the marked answered script or the marking scheme used.
The directive also included not requesting for re-marking of scripts and tallying of scores after results are released.
“No request for re-marking of scripts, re-tallying of scores or review or marks shall be accepted. Candidates cannot also request to see their marked answer scripts or the marking scheme used for marking the questions“, the GLC directive stated.
Since this directive came into the public domain, the Association of Law Students has disagreed with the General Legal Council calling for a second look at the directive.
The National Union of Ghana students have equally waded into the matter by serving notice of resisting the directive.