The National Accreditation Board (NAB) and the General Legal Council (GLA) have commenced an assessment of institutions running Law
The exercise is to find out what the institutions are doing right, what they are doing wrong, and what they have to do differently to improve upon the quality assurance processes to be able to produce
The two bodies asked questions that bordered on minimum entry requirements into law
At a meeting held on Monday at the Law Faculty of University of Ghana (UG), Legon,
He said the faculty had stringent admission procedures to ensure that qualified students were admitted and trained.
He, however, said that WASSCE graduates were more focused on their lessons than post-degree holders, with the latter usually absenting themselves from lectures but generally, they all perform well in their studies.
Madam Christine Dowuona-Hammond, a senior lecturer at the faculty, said they had strong lecturing and tutorial sessions all handled by lecturers of the faculty with students being made to deliver presentations
She said the faculty had a mechanism for constantly assessing
She said the faculty also constantly revised its course outline and course materials to ensure that they were up-to-date and met the industry requirements.
Justice Anin Yeboah, a justice of the Supreme Court, said there was the need for a mechanism by all institutions with law faculties to deal with the issue of poor attendance to lectures.
On the law library, Justice Anin Yeboah urged the head of the library to be proactive and get the requisite and up-to-date books and materials for the library and ensure there was enough for the student population.
During the interaction, the lecturer to student ratio of the faculty was assessed at 1:37, by
He said there was the need for more lecturers to be added to the faculty to ensure ample time for intensive tutorials as well as ensuring that lecturers will also have time to contribute to journals and write books on relevant topics in the field of law.
He said the two bodies would extend the assessment exercise to 10 other law training institutions.
CAPTION-The team on inspection at the UG Law School