OPEN UP LEGAL EDUCATION, GLC MUST BE AN EXAMINING BODY , NOT A SCHOOL
We the undersigned in agreement with all those seeking legal education in Ghana, and in the pursuance of each person's right to education and to choose the professions they prefer without hindrance or let, urge The General Legal Council to stop preventing and denying qualified candidates the opportunity to pursue a professional Law qualification.
We Urge the GLC to end its approach of running a school with limited capacity, whose students are the only ones who can pursue a professional qualification in law, thereby denying all others who do not get admission at this particular school and in effect infringing their right to education by virtue of the monopoly the GLC has created.
The GLC must administer their examinations to all qualified candidates regardless of whether they attend the GLC School or otherwise. This way no one will be denied the opportunity to pursue a professional Law qualification and become Lawyers without dealing with the constraint and monopoly of the limited GLC School.
We Urge the Government, the Ghana Bar Association, The General Legal Council to Act. Change this NOW.