The leadership of the National Association of Law Students has presented a petition to President Akufo-Addo, at the Jubilee House through the Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapar, requesting that he gives urgent consideration to their concerns.
The Association failed to present their petition on the 7th of October 2019 after the Ghana Police Service used water canon and tear gas to disperse them as they approached the Ceremonial entrance of the seat of Ghana’s Presidency after a peaceful March from the Ghana School of Law.
Addressing the Deputy Chief of Staff in his office before the formal presentation of the petition, the leader of the Delegation, and SRC President of the Ghana School of Law, Jonathan Alua, said it is the expectation of law students in Ghana that the first gentleman of the Republic will deal with their concerns with all the urgency it deserves and within reasonable timeslines.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapar in his remarks after hearing the Delegation assured them that the President will certainly be given their petition forthwith. He added that the President will give adequate consideration to their concerns as presented.
The latest protest by the law students in Ghana follows the massive failure recorded at the Ghana School of Law’s 2019-2020 academic year entry examination, as only 128 students out of 1,820, passed this year’s entrance exam.
The Delegation that presented the petition included Jonathan Alua, SRC President , Ghana School of Law, Regina Amegah, student of the Ghana School of Law and convener of National Association of Law Students , Kalvin Acquaye, SRC treasurer of the Ghana School of Law, Kobby Amoah, student, Ghana School of Law, and Prince Ganaku, former LSA president of GIMPA. – Wilberforce Asare