After results of the 2020 Entrance Examination Results for admission to the Ghana School of Law (GSL) was praised as “progressive and commendable”, this year “only” 28% who sat for the exams this year passed, MyNewsGh.com has confirmed.
A publication by the Independent Examination Committee of the General Legal Council (GLC) last year showed 1045 students passed the 2020 Law School Entrance Examination out of a total of 2720 candidates representing 38% pass rate.
This year however, 790 students out of 2824 passed representing a 28% pass rate, a 10% drop.
These two years are however far better than 2019 when only 128 students out of 1,820 candidates passed the Ghana School of Law entrance exam, accounting for a mere 10%.
The Management of the Ghana School of Law in response has stated that the institution is considering introducing a triple track system to increase enrolment in terms of improved passes.
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According to the Director of the Ghana School of Law, Maxwell Opoku Agyeman, due to the large numbers admitted, the triple track system will enable them maximize the use of their limited facility.
The new system, he said, will also ensure that the weekly academic timetable of lectures become more time-efficient.
“It’s not even double track, its triple track if you want to use it, which is not a double track as you have in SHS. For example, students are supposed to have 24 hours per contact hours in a week. Meanwhile, if you add up, how many hours do you have in a week? Five days?”
“You realise that students have been wasting time on campus doing nothing because we spread lectures, one in the morning, maybe one in the evening, the following day one in the morning, one in the evening. It’s waste of time.”
According to Mr Opoku Agyeman, the coronavirus pandemic afforded candidates ample time to prepare adequately for the entrance exam which was written in August 2020.
“This year (2020), what we did was that because of Covid…We gave them almost 3 months notice for them to prepare for [the] exam and assured them that the exam will take place at the end of August. So we gave them ample time to prepare”.