UG Conference Provides Various Suggestions On The Future Of Legal Education In Ghana

Law Students protesting. Photo credit: National Association of Law Students

In recent years, Ghana’s education system has faced many challenges and has come to deal with many calls for reforms.

One aspect of the Ghanaian educational system that has taken stage in this struggle is the law education in the country.

This is mainly due to the stress of gaining admission to study at the Ghana School of Law in Makola.

Just this year alone, law education came under the lime light when 499 students were initially denied admission but later offered admission after several demonstrations and many influential people advocated on their behalf.

Due to this and many other instances, the University of Ghana is holding an international conference on ‘The Future of Legal Education in Ghana or Africa.’

It was at this conference that the President of Ghana Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said government is exploring possibilities of breaking the monopoly of the Ghana School of Law on professional legal education.

This will probably bring about a system where other faculties of laws are given the opportunity to run programmes taught at Makola.

Whichever form it takes, chances are legal education today will be very different from the one may witness in the next two year.


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