And finally… self-examination

Law students in Ghana have mounted a protest after the vast majority of students failed their professional exams.

According to figures from Ghana School of Law, only 91 students out of 474 candidates (19 per cent) succeded in their final exams.

But angered students have responded to the result by demanding an independent review of their results, condemning the school’s exams body as “inefficient, ineffective, illegal and amorphous”.

Sammy Gyamfi, president of the Students Representative Council, told Ghana’s Daily Graphic newspaper that the Independent Examinations Board “does not have the competence to conduct professional examinations for professional legal students in Ghana”.

Prominent lawyer and politician Inusah Fuseini urged the students to take court action if they felt their rights had been violated.

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