The Attorney-General Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrissu has vowed to lead the crusade to ensure that problems confronting legal education in the country are tackled head-on to ensure a sounder judicial system.
Mrs Mould-Iddrissu said this after receiving an award for her “contribution to the legal profession in Ghana” as well as her appointment as the first lady Attorney-General.
The award was presented her by the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
The A-G reiterated her ministry’s commitment to design a strategy to solve the problem where qualified law students are unable to gain admission to the Ghana School of Law to pursue professional law courses.
“Since assuming office as Attorney General, I have set myself the key objective of leading the efforts at reforming legal education in Ghana. This has become even more important given the peculiar challenges confronting the only School of Law in Accra in terms of extreme shortfalls in resources and facilities of the school. As we near the completion of the first decade of the 21st Century, we cannot afford to be kept backward in any aspect of our national life,” Mrs. Mould-Iddrissu said.
She urged the faculties of law in the various institutions to “re-evaluate and streamline their admission policies in a manner responsive to the problems of facilities and quality assurance at the Ghana Law School.”
“Indeed, the problems confronting legal education transcend the issue of numbers of students at the Law School.
“I have a global and holistic view of this and in the medium-to-long-term, I intend to work closely with all stakeholders including the Judiciary and General Legal Council to devise effective and long-lasting solutions to the problem. All options are on the table and I think we should not also be averse to copying or learning from models of other countries.” she said.
Story by Fiifi Koomson/Myjoyonline.com/Ghana
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