Be swift in addressing our concerns-499 LLB graduate to Dame
The 499 LLB graduates who have been refused entry into the Ghana School of Law despite getting the 50% pass mark has asked the Attorney General to act swiftly on their issue as he claimed the President asked him to do so.
Leader for the students, Daniel Sackey opined that the rights of citizens must be protected, especially in the areas of accessing education.
He said the response from the Attorney General that the President instructed him to address the matter was good, but it must be swiftly.
“It gives us much hope because we feel that the response by the Attorney General directed to us, it is a response to the Parliamentary Resolution. But we will want it to be on record that before Parliament passed the Resolution we had taken certain steps in making sure that we get justice on our rights that are being trampled upon and are rectified.
“The Attorney General stated categorically that he was instructed by the President to go into our issue per the powers given to him in sub-session 1 of Act 32 of the Legal Profession Act. We are hopeful that the learned Attorney General is going to act as swiftly as possible so that we would not be disadvantaged,” he stated.
Attorney General Godfred Yeboah Dame has written Parliament stating that it lacks the power to use a resolution to control admission into the Ghana School of Law.
At its sitting last week, Parliament directed the General Legal Council to admit the 499 students denied admission into the Ghana School of Law despite making the 50 percent pass mark.
The directive was given after Parliament debated and passed a resolution directed at the Minister of Justice and Attorney General and the General Legal Council to the effect that the students should be admitted.
The motion was filed by the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin.
However, the Attorney has replied arguing that the House did not have the power to pass such a resolution directing the Law School to admit the students.
The AG argues further that the power to issue directives to the GLC belongs to the Executive.
He further disclosed that he had already been directed by the President to intervene on behalf of the 499 students, adding, a process that is already underway.