Rejected 3 Ghanaian law students from the Ghana School of Law has been adjudged the best law student at the Gambia School of Law. The three Ghanaian students are studying for law degrees at the school. The students numbering three were declared best at the Law school. They are Albert Agyapong, Naa Koshie Mills and Chelsea Oforiwaa Ofoe.
The three Ghana Law School rejects who have followed their dreams are:
Albert Agyapong – Best Student in ‘Legal Drafting and Conveyancing’ and Best Student in ‘Company Law and Commercial Practices’. In 2017, Mr. Agyapong also came out tops as he graduated with a First Class Degree honors in Law from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
The frustrations of gaining admission into the Ghana School of Law compelled him to turn the Gambia for further studies in Law to realize his dreams. Today is has graduated with honors to his credit.
Naa Koshie Mills: The Best Student in ‘Advocacy Skills’ was Naa Koshie Mills also a Ghanaian who studies law at the Gambia School of Law. She was also a product of GIMPA but failed the entrance exams at the Ghana School of Law once.
Chelsea Oforiwaa Ofoe was adjudged the Best Student in ‘Professional Conduct’ at The Gambia School of Law. Her story was the same. She failed to make the pass mark for the Ghana School of Law but headed to The Gambia for her dream profession.
From the above three sampled stories, Ghana’s name has been raised high but not without questions as to why such brilliant students would be denied access to legal education. Many students continue to have their hopes dashed as many are not able to make it to law school. This has become a worry in Ghana.
This, there was another monumental failure at the Ghana School of law when results released indicated just 128 students out of the staggering 1,820 candidates who sat for this year’s entrance exams for the school passed.
Meanwhile, the Chief Justice has indicated that commercial production of lawyers was going to reduce professional quality and standards. What it means is that quality students like Albert Agyapong, Naa Koshie Mills and Chelsea Oforiwaa Ofoe will never have realized their dreams if they had remained in Ghana.
The Ghanaian students adjudged best at The Gambia School of Law is a strong signal to the Ghana Law School that it might be doing something wrong as far entrance exams in concerned.
The stone which the builders refused has become the headstone of the corner indeed.