Failed Students Of Ghana School Of Law Opt For Suicide?
President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Ghana School of Law says some students that have been frustrated by the mass Bar exams failure are contemplating suicide.
According to Samuel Gyamfi, the traumatised students will be needing psychological help to move on with life.
Samuel Gyamfi was speaking Wednesday on Adom FM’s Burning Issues program hosted by Afia Pokua on the controversies surrounding the mass failure Ghana School of Law of students 2017 Bar exams.
“Some students are currently seeking psychological help due to the results of this examination conducted by the Independent Examinations Board,” Samuel Gyamfi stated.
His comments follow the repetition of a total of 206 law students who are expected to rewrite some entire courses after failing the final Bar exams.
Another 177 students have been referred in one or two papers representing 81% failure for 2017.
Out of 474 students who sat for the 2017-2018 final exams, only 91 students representing 19% were deemed to have passed and would be called to the Bar.
Samuel Gyamfi said the student body will petition the President, the General Legal Council, the Attorney-General to intervene.
He also advised the school authorities to revert to the previous system of examining students, where lecturers are given the opportunity to assess their own students.
Meanwhile, a member of the Judiciary Committee and Kumasi Campus Course Representative, Fredrick Abu Bonsrah called for a remarking of the examination papers wrote by the students.
He also pleaded that GHC 3,000 students are charged re-sit an examination he reduced.