The Faculty of Law of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has for the first time admitted Senior High School (SHS) graduates to pursue Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree at the university.
The Dean of the Faculty of Law, UCC, Mr Kojo E. McDave, in an address at the 2018 Roll-Call Ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 said ever since the inception of the faculty five years ago, that was the first batch of SHS graduates to be admitted into the faculty.
He said previously the faculty admitted students pursuing law as a second degree but upon the request of the National Accreditation Board, the faculty had begun offering law as a first degree for SHS leavers.
“We have not been admitting the senior high school graduates over the years but upon the demand of the National Accreditation board, we did that and the applications were overwhelming and we have picked the few we can take,” he said.
Mr McDave said the faculty and the university were working to improve and expand the available facilities of the faculty in order to enrol more students on the programme.
He said the faculty had also mounted new courses to help promote effective learning, adding that a library which would be inaugurated in due time had been built for the faculty.
Addressing the students, Mr McDave, urged them to perform excellently in their studies while abiding strictly by the codes of behaviour expected of them.
One hundred and one students were inducted into the Faculty of Law, UCC, after the students took the oath administered by a Justice of the High Court of Ghana, Her Ladyship Justice Mrs Olivia Owusu.
The Faculty of Law, UCC, organises a roll-call ceremony during the first semester of every academic year to induct its newly admitted first year students into the faculty to pursue their three-year LLB programme.
Some continuing students were also acknowledged for their hard work and excellence in their academics.
In a speech read on his behalf, the Vice Chancellor of the UCC, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, admonished students to be focused in order to achieve their aim of becoming renowned lawyers.
He underscored the need for them to develop a positive attitude towards their studies while urging them to plan their lives well during the course of their studies.
“There are so many attractions in life that can distract your attention but this is not the time for you to look at those attractions.
Learn to plan your activities well ahead of time, and have a clear sense of direction,” he added.