Law Students Accuse Exam Body of Marking Scripts Without Scheme

Students of the Ghana School of Law have expressed displeasure with the handling of bar examinations given the latest results.

Results of the 2017 exams recorded an 81 per cent failure of prospective lawyers with some repeated while about 170 others have been referred.

The exams are conducted by the Independent Examination Board (IEB) set up by the General Legal Council (GLC) in 2013.

The recent results have provoked student agitations with some calling for a scrapping of the exams body.

Speaking on 3FM on Wednesday, a member of the Judicial Council of the Students’ Representative Council, Frederick Abu-Bonsrah, who is also the Course Rep of the Kumasi campus of the School, said they have gathered numerous cases of malpractices over the marking of the scripts, which took nine months.

“The fact that people have been marking without marking schemes and taking the papers home…” Master Abu-Bonsrah alleged.

He said they will roll out a number of actions to have reforms carried out.

Referred students should not be allowed to write their exams in March but in June, he stated as part of the students’ demands.

He said repeated students should be given at least seven months to prepare for the next sitting.

Though he stopped short of giving timelines, Master Abu-Bonsrah said they will petition the Chief Justice over their concerns as they begin wearing red arm bands.

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