A total of 790 students (28%) out of the 2,824 who sat the 2021 Ghana School of Law entrance exams passed, official figures reveal.
The figure is a 10% drop from the total number of LLB candidates who passed in the previous year. A total of 1045 out of 2,763 students passed the 2020 exams.
In 2019, only 128 candidates out of a total of 1,820 passed the exams which has over the years become a matter of national discussion.
In the past law students have staged open protest against the mass failure presenting petition to Parliament to get the General Legal Council to address what they termed as a “systemic problem” at the Ghana School of Law.
Admission to the Ghana School of Law for professional legal education requires that successful candidates obtain a minimum rank of 50%.
Key among their concerns were the mass failure, the fees charged for resit and remarking, as well as the policy of rewriting all papers if a student fails more than three papers.