Document: Akuffo Addo’s 6 Legal Reform Suggestions he gave to Chief Justice in May 2019

Law students have been calling for reforms in legal education in Ghana. To press home their demands, the students on Monday, October 7, 2019 undertook a street protest in Accra.

The students are of the belief that there is a deliberate attempt by the General Legal Council (GLC) to unfairly and unjustifiably restrict the number of applicants who qualify to undergo professional legal education and pass out every year.

Prior to their protest, the students on a visit to President Akufo-Addo on May 6, 2019, petitioned him to address the mass failure of students at the Ghana School of Law.

President Akufo-Addo, upon receiving their petition, subsequently wrote to the Chief Justice, Justice Sophia Akuffo, to address the concerns of the students.

The letter, dated May 7, 2019, pointed out six issues which in President Akufo-Addo’s view, required the General Legal Council’s urgent attention.

Below is a copy of the letter

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of, an Online Education News Blog, and Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog now His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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