We want to be in school, expedite our case – ‘Failed’ law students to court

The ‘failed’ LLB students who sued the General Legal Council (GLC) and the Attorney General (AG) have pleaded with the court to speed up the case to enable them join to learn.

This comes after the Human Rights Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Nicholas Mensah Abodakpi on Friday October 29 adjourned the case  to November 9 after the Attorney General requested for a short adjournment to file certain processes.

“With the consent of the parties and their lawyers this case would be adjourned to Nov 9, 2021,” the court is reported to have said.

The students are demanding that the court “further retrains the respondents from treating the applicants as students who failed the said examinations pending the final examination of this matter on grounds set forth and such further orders the court may deem fit.”

They also want a declaration that the failure of the 2nd respondent (the Attorney General) to reign in the 1st respondent for the conduct of the 1st Respondent as stated constitute a dereliction of the 2nd respondent’s duties under Act 32.

But expressing his disappointment over the adjournment, President of the National Association of Law Students, Asare Hasan, told TV3’s Dela Michel shortly after the hearing on Friday that “We came to court with the expectation that we would receive an injunction or the GLC would be injuncted to ensure that some of us who have qualified to actually be at the law school would have the right to go to school.

“Unfortunately, it has been adjourned to the 9th of November at 9AM because I think the Attorney General is not ready and that we had to live by that.

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“That is quite unfortunate because we are talking of time as students must go to school as soon as possible. But if that is what the court has decided on we would have to abide by it so we would have no choice than to just wait until time. 

“Even on that day we hope that things would be facilitated quickly to arrive at a quick conclusion so that we can join our mates at school.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana