The Chief Justice, Her Ladyship Justice Sophia A.B. Akuffo has called for the training of judges and magistrates in science and technology laws to enable them to competently handle cases in these areas.
With technological advancement taking place currently particularly in the field of medical science and its legal implications, the CJ rallied the Judiciary about the need for them to be abreast with time.
Speaking at the 15th anniversary celebration of the Faculty of Law of the Kwame Nkrumah University and Science and Technology (KNUST) on the theme, ‘’Law, Science and Technology in the 21st Century’’, the CJ in a speech read on her behalf by Justice Anim Yeboah, Justice of the Supreme Court stressed the need for the law to be developed to catch with the technological advancement.
She said, ‘’the law has to constantly develop, catch up with and if possible, overtake scientific and technology advancement’’.
‘’The development of specific legislation to regulate new scientific and technology advancements calls for a concerted effort involving all actors including academics, the Judiciary, the Legislature, the Bar and other major stakeholders not excluding members of the public’’, she said.
DEAN OF FACULTY:
Prof Mrs Lydia A. Nkansah, Dean of the Faculty of Law revealed that the school started with 57 students in 2003 and had 12 lecturers and four administrative staff.
Without a permanent lecture hall, Prof Nkansah said students had to be moved from one lecture hall to another depending on their availability.
She said despite these inconveniences students performed creditably and over the years have churned out excellent results in exams.
Beaming with smiles, Prof Nkansah noted that students from the faculty have over the years won awards at the call to the bar and made the university proud.
Unveiling a library facility as part of the 15th anniversary celebration, the school named it after the late Thomas Asamoah Totoe, a famous lawyer of the school.
The facility had been furnished with books by the late lawyer’s family and would serve as a resource center for the faculty.
The library is stocked with electronic journals, the world constitution, video conferencing facility and law journals.
The unveiling and naming ceremony of the library was also used to commemorate the ten year passing of Mr Thomas Asamoah Totoe.
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