12 Nov 2012

Ghana Chief Justice slams training standards

Ghana's highest judge has criticised the country's legal education system, suggesting that students' lazy attitudes towards reading may prevent them from becoming successful lawyers.

Accra's Independence Square

Chief Justice Georgina Wood‘s attack came in a speech read on her behalf at the launch of a book by University of Ghana law student Akosua Adjeibea Ahenkorah, titled ‘Becharming the law school devil’, reports GhanaWeb.


Ms Wood said the number of lawyers produced by the country had grown significantly with the liberalisation of legal education, and the profession had become increasingly competitive. She added that law students must prepare adequately and put in the required effort.
Ms Wood also credited the information in Ms Ahenkorah’s book, stating: ‘Reading this book and adapting the suggestions to your personality would set you up for the next level of your legal education.’
Meanwhile, Minister of Tourism Akua Sena Dansua urged law schools to train their students in technology to make them more competitive on the job market.