Renowned Lawyer, Mr. Maurice Ampaw has made his declaration concerning the leaked questions and marking scheme of the Ghana School of Law entrance exams.
Speaking to the host Kofi Asamoah on the “Omanbapa Kasa” morning show, the legal practitioner asserted that “there is this attempt to sabotage the General legal Council”.
Touching briefly on his time as a law student, he indicated that, law tutors were initially responsible for setting law exams.
But, this paved way for favouritism since some lecturers gave out the questions to students they liked. In other cases, they (lecturers) victimised students. As a result, they manipulated the system.
Another setback was students bribing the law lecturers to give out the questions prior to the examination. Other female learners traded sex for exam questions, he recounted.
The outspoken lawyer averred, “For this reason, the General Legal Council came to a resolution for an autonomous body to set-up questions for the law assessment” which led to the formation of the Independent Examination Body (IEB). Mr. Ampaw stated that some lecturers, including students, opposed the idea.
From his perspective, Mr. Ampaw claimed that there is a challenge to impair on the operations of the Legal Council. This is as a result of the independence the Ghana Legal Council holds.
Speaking on the issue, he suggested that, the leaked entrance exams should be cancelled.
Again, the controversial legal practitioner advocated for the services of investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas to probe into this issue.
He furthered by saying that, students who had access to the leaked questions and marking scheme should be “banned”.
Maurice Ampaw recommended that, lecturers should be monitored to prevent them from leaking the questions.
Students of the Ghana Law School are alleging that, their exam papers were leaked including its marking scheme. The exams were written on the 27th of July this year, at the University of Ghana campus.
However, Chairman of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament, Ben Abdallah, has asked the students to provide evidence of the alleged exam leakage.
Story By: Bernice Amoakoah /Sarah Appiah/ Elizabeth Adomah/pinkfmonlinegh.com