GSL: There has been no protocol admissions since 2013 – Director

LLB students must work hard and listen to their teachers in order to make it to the Ghana School of Law.

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The Director of the Ghana School of Law, Kwasi Prempeh Eck has dispelled the long-held notion of protocol admissions into the Ghana School of Law.

According to him, upon his assumption of office as Director of Legal Education, he indicated to the Council his commitment to non-protocol admissions into the Law School.

He indicates that he was thus given the go-ahead by the Council to implement same and has been able to successfully run a protocol-free Ghana School of Law since 2013.

“In 2013, when I went to the Law School, there was a General Legal Council meeting and I indicated to them that personally, I don’t believe in protocol admission. People must enter the Law School on merit.”

“And they said if you can do it, do it. And that was what we did. By the grace of God, from 2013 till date, nobody has come to the Law School, claiming I’m the son or daughter of so so and so, grant me audience. Everyone has come in on merit,” he stated.

With the issue of Legal Education coming to the fore in recent times, especially the issue of admissions into the Ghana School of Law, some people have also had the cause to question how students are admitted.

Prominent among them is the Member of Parliament for the Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Muntaka Mubarak.

In an interview with TV3 some weeks ago, he noted that some candidates entered the Ghana School of Law this year without writing the mandatory entrance examination.

However, speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the UPSA LEGAL PROFESSION CONFERENCE AND MENTORSHIP fair, Mr. Kwasi Prempeh stated that he has superintended a Ghana School of Law that has had no protocol admissions.

He added that LLB students must work hard and listen to their teachers in order to make it to the Ghana School of Law.

He admitted that it had not been easy sticking to this position, but his admission into the Law School as a First Generation Law Student has been his guide.