The General Legal Counsel is currently organising exams for students resitting the Ghana School of Law exam despite an interlocutory injunction application filed by some of the students.
Citi News‘ Marie-Franz Fordjoer reports that the student front is divided over the issue.
She said whereas some of the students are writing the exams being held at the University of Ghana, others are refusing to partake in it citing the court case slated for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 17, 2019.
Students who had failed the recent Bar exam sought an extension of the time for the exam at the Human Rights Division of the High Court on Friday to enable them adequately prepare and re-take the exam.
Lawyer for the plaintiffs, Akoto Ampaw in a letter explaining last Friday’s hearing to the students, and sighted by citinewsroom.com said the following:
“In our respectful view, the effect of the proceedings of Friday, 14th June 2019, is that, the defendants having been served with the motion on notice for interlocutory injunction, are retrained until the application for interlocutory injunction has been heard and dismissed from organizing examinations for repeating students whose remarked results were released on Friday, 7th June 2019. Failure to heed this established principle of law would amount to contempt of the High Court (Human Rights Division), Accra by the defendants.”
He further urged the students to “remain calm pending the hearing of the interlocutory application for an injunction.”
The plaintiffs, through lawyer Akoto Ampaw last Friday complained in court that, they were given only three days notice to register and take their examinations five days thereafter.
The plaintiffs insisted that the schedule was unreasonable and violated their fundamental human rights.
The motion on notice is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday.
The plaintiffs filed one motion on notice and another one ex parte.
At the hearing of the ex parte application last Friday, the presiding judge, Justice Gifty Addo described the ex parte application as ‘superfluous’ since the motion on notice has been duly served on the defendants.
It was therefore expected that by the service of the injunction motion on the school, the exams for the repeated students will not come off.
The students went to court to seek an order to compel the General Legal Council and the other defendants to organise the exams in two months to enable them to prepare adequately for it.
The students, before the court hearing on Friday, compiled signatures to ask the court to place an injunction on the exams.