Students of the Ghana School of Law (GSL) have vowed they will boycott a special classes organised by the school for students who have been repeated.
Irked by the recent mass failure in the bar examination, the Law students in a statement noted the underlying cause of their challenges do not border on teaching and learning.
“We are deeply concerned about the conduct and management of our examinations which we believe is partly responsible for the high rate of failure.
“We are equally concerned about the repeat policy which we think is unfair resulting in a large number of students who are struggling to graduate from the school. This unfairness also finds expression in the new reforms that have reversed to the old system of repeating students who fail more than 2 out of 6 subjects in part one and more than 2 out of 4 subjects in part 2. If this policy were to apply fairly then only students who fail more than 6 out of 10 courses should be repeated.
“Besides, the capacity of the classrooms for the special classes is far less than the over 450 students that are required to take the classes.
“Based on the above reasons, we wish to put on record that our petition on the above grievances are before the General Legal Council, Parliament, the Council of State and the President.
“We do not intend to indulge in any act that will be prejudicial to our efforts to seek redress to our grievances.
“We wish to respectfully submit that we have resolved not to participate in the Special Classes pending the determination of the issues in our petition.”
The 2018 bar exam results are the worst in the history of the school with only 64 out of the 525 students passing.
Students of the school weeks ago marched to parliament to petition the Speaker, Prof Mike Oquaye, to investigate the outcome of last bar exam.