107 law students inducted into the Ghana School of Law, KNUST have been asked to study hard and avoid indulging the media as legal experts.
Speaking at the induction ceremony held Thursday at the kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, President of the Ashanti branch of the Ghana Bar Association; Kwame Owusu Sekyere told them to take their legal studies very seriously.
“My little experience I’ve had is that the students we have now are relaxing in their study of the law. It is a profession, whatever you study here will be applied in future…you are mandated to know all about the law. My advise to you, please avoid the situation where you go to the media, very little discussion then they call you and then you react as a legal luminary. Please you are not there yet” he cautioned.
Prof. Mrs. Lydia Apori-Nkansah; Dean of the Faculty of Law, KNUST, explained the ethics of the legal profession and highlighted the need for the inductees to abide strictly by these ethics.
For his part, Coordinator of the Kumasi campus of the Ghana School of Law; Mr. Michael Djan Owusu who spoke to rawgist.com attributed the excellent performance of KNUST students to smaller and better managed class sizes.
He gave the assurance that a lot is being done to improve intake into the Ghana School of Law to ensure Ghana gets the required number of lawyers. He revealed that the UPSA campus; which accommodates 350 students has been introduced and added that the Law Village which is still under construction will be able to take some students next year.
“The idea of mass denials is not right” he stated and wondered why people were not having similar difficulties with the medical schools. “You get straight As and still go through an interview in the medical school” he said and explained that there is a finite number of admissions that can be done in any given year.
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