The Bar exams resit slated for Monday, June 17, 2019, may not come off following an application for an injunction on examinations filed by students of the Ghana School of Law.
Students who had failed the recent Bar exam and needed to resit appeared in the Human Rights Division of the High Court on Friday to seek an extension of time to enable them adequately prepare and re-take the exam.
The Plaintiffs, represented by Lawyer Akoto Ampaw, contended that they were given only three days notice to register and take their examinations five days thereafter.
They were of the view that the move was unreasonable and against their fundamental human rights.
The motion on notice is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday 18th June 2019.
Counsel for the General Legal Council, Franklina Adanu was present in court on Friday.
The plaintiffs filled one motion on notice and another one ex parte.
At the hearing of the ex parte application on Friday, the presiding judge, Justice Gifty Addo described the ex parte application as ‘superfluous’ since the motion on notice has been duly served on the defendants.
It is therefore expected that by the service of the injunction motion on the school, the exams for the repeated students will not come off.
Mr. Akoto Ampaw explained that the defendants filed the ex parte motion out of ‘abundance of caution’.
The students want the Court to order the General Legal Council and the other defendants to organise the exams in two months to enable them to adequately prepare for it.
The students ahead of the Court hearing compiled signatures to ask the Court to place an injunction on the exams.