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02.03.2012 Education

Agreement to link Ghana and Nottingham law schools

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A new international partnership has been agreed between the Ghana School of Law and the UK's Nottingham Law School to work together on curriculum development.

Endorsed by the General Legal Council of Ghana, the agreement provides a more formal framework for the two institutions to learn from each other and offer mutual assistance. As part of the link-up, two scholarships have been awarded to the Ghana School of Law which halve the fee for the Masters in Law at Nottingham Law School, part of Nottingham Trent University.

The Ghana School of Law is the leading law school in Sub–Saharan Africa. It was established in 1958 by the first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and is the only body for professional legal training in Ghana.

Director of the Ghana School of Law, George Sarpong, said: “We see this collaborative arrangement with Nottingham Law School as an excellent opportunity for staff development and career progression. It will also help our graduates to meet the challenges of a 21st Century Ghanaian environment through advanced legal education, exchange visits and the sharing of information between our two institutions.”

Head of International at Nottingham Law School, John Tingle, who has given several guest lectures at the Ghana School of Law, said: “This is a very prestigious link for Nottingham Law School. Ghana is a key developing African economy and very important to Nottingham Trent University. We take a number of students from the country each year and we're keen to develop a sustainable relationship that will be valuable to us both.”

Dean of Nottingham Law School, Professor Andrea Nollent, said: “This agreement creates a relationship with one of the foremost law schools in Africa. It supplements our existing strategic links with a range of key international partners, allowing us to offer our students extensive opportunities to develop a global perspective across a wide range of activities, including summer schools, study exchange programmes and joint degrees.”

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