A former president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has reiterated the need for the country to train more lawyers if a fair and just society is to be achieved.
Paul Adu Gyamfi said the notion of a glut in the training of lawyers must be discounted.
He believes a special fund must be set aside to train lawyers and encourage research in the field.
This fund will among others “ensure the construction and maintenance of infrastructure and encourage research in law and motivate lecturers.”
Mr Gyamfi made these comments at the 10th anniversary of the Ghana School of Law, Kumasi.
Also speaking at the event, Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah revealed plans to boost legal education throught enforcing compliance among the accredited law faculties.
He explained that the General Legal Council (GLC) will ensure “full implementation of its legal authority to enroll only students who obtain LLB certificates from universities approved by the council.”
“All institutions offering the LLB programmes will undergo a full rigorous screening process before they are approved. The criteria for assessment will include the types of programmes, academic staff and qualifications, Student-lecturer ratio, library, physical facilities among others.
“Monitoring and inspection exercise will also be intensified from time to time,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Kumasi campus of the Ghana School of Law has a few challenges with regard to infrastructure among others.
A permanent site for the school has, however, been proposed for development.