The Lebanese Community in Ghana is calling for modern, hands-on approach to teaching law to embolden trainees to be competitive on the global scene.
They promised to do their best to inject the needed resources into the development of law in Ghana as they have already started by supporting the human capital in the field.
The Lebanese Ambassador to Ghana, Ali Halabi made the calls on the occasion of the Lebanese Community awarding scholarships to law students at the University of Ghana, Wednesday.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Community has awarded scholarships to 14 students of the faculty.
Best performing students at the law faculty are picked each year after their first-semester exam and taken through a series of test. The few who excel are considered for support to enable them further their studies throughout their time at the faculty.
“When we began the program, we had a vision and I am happy to note that that vision is in progress. It is to impact lives, put smiles on the faces of these students and their families and to propel them to greatness,” an elated Mr Halabi said.
He stated with joy that the first batch of students supported with scholarships graduated this year with distinctions and have gained admission to the Ghana Law School to further their studies and they would continue to benefit from the benevolence of the Lebanon Community.
“I am confident that the standard set by the pacesetters would be replicated by the other students as well,” he charged.
On behalf of the beneficiaries, Kafui Quashigah thanked the Lebanese Community for their noble gesture “which is evident in their commitment to developing legal minds in Ghana.”
“Not only do we benefit from the scholarship funds, but some of us have also been sponsored to undertake French Classes at Alliance Francais.
“Further, through this relationship, we have been given the opportunity to undertake internships at the legal departments of Stanbic Banks and Unibank. This has made us more prepared for the job market,” he said.
Mr Quahigah thanked the Ambassador for his passion for the students on the scholarship scheme, through his display of genuine interest in their academic welfare and constant inquiry into how studies are moving along.
Prof Daniel Asiedu who represent the Vice Chancellor was grateful to the Lebanese Community adding what they have done is worthy of emulating.
He called on other individuals and organisations to support Graduate students with research grants since the University has become research focused, with lots of financial burden on students and parents.
For her part, the Director of Public Affairs at the University, Stella Amoah urged the students to spread their career tentacles wide to pursue other fields of law and not stagnant at litigation law, which has become popular in Ghana.