Law School to begin monitoring students social media activities

Law School to begin monitoring students social media activities

The Ghana Law School has requested students’ social media handles for monitoring purposes to ensure they uphold the conduct appropriate for the legal profession.

Mr. Yaw Oppong, the director of the School claims that many students who want to be called to the bar will find it easier to uphold a good reputation in this way.

Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony of the School of Law Students’ Representative Council (SRC) executives, he said, “Everybody will have to provide their social media handles. We are going to look at it and you will be monitored in terms of conduct. We are required by law to make recommendations. We don’t want to stampede you.”

“You are going to reapply beyond the pass and submit yourselves for all legitimate checks,” he added.

Mr. Oppong further urged the students to make their social media account available for the character check before the General Legal Council’s endorsement.

According to him, submitting their handles will ensure the character check requirements are not compromised.

“Once we are doing our best to ensure that as many of you as possible who want to help yourselves go beyond the stage you are, and we are succeeding, it will not compromise your good character.”

“It’s of no use if you are qualified to go to second year, and you are told that you cannot go because of bad character,” Mr. Yaw Oppong stated,

Law School exams

More than 80% of final-year students of the Ghana School of Law passed their final exams.

The Independent Examination Committee (IEC) of the General Legal Council (GLC) administered the tests in July to determine which qualified law students will be admitted to the Ghana Bar.

The IEC is an institution created under the authority of Parliament in 2018 with the sole mandate to conduct and manage entrance examinations for admitting law students and other internal exams taken by the students.

The final results were released on Thursday, November 3, 2022.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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