Angry law students give General Legal Council 30-day ultimatum to re-mark scripts

BY: Jasmine Arku

The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School of Law has given the General Legal Council (GLC) a 30-day ultimatum to re-mark the scripts of the 206 final law students who failed their professional exams.

The SRC however wants the re-marking to be done by an independent body other than the Independent Examination Board (IEB) instituted by the GLC to oversee the administration of exams.

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“We are asking the General Legal Council which is the mother body responsible for overseeing legal education to appoint independent, credible, professional markers to remark all the scripts as they purport to say that students have failed and to give us feedback within 30 days…,” the SRC Vice President of the Ghana School of Law, Kumasi Campus, Lenin Anane Adjei said at a press conference in Accra Wednesday.

According to him, the IEB has failed in its mandate to ensure transparency and effectiveness in the conduct of exams.

They are therefore calling on the GLC to dissolve the body and allow their lecturers to examine them; “and if there is any doubt as to the assessment of such scripts, the law school and the General Legal Council can allow independent people to re-mark such scripts.”

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The student body is also demanding the marking scheme for which the 206 students were failed.

“We are saying that since the marking scheme forms the basis for assessment of these students who have trailed, the SRC is presenting a petition to the IEB requiring that these marking schemes are produced in order for us to know the reasons for which these students trailed.”