GLC Withdraws Its Recognition of 3 University Law Faculties

As of yesterday May, 10, 2023, the General Legal Council of Ghana has withdrawn its recognition of 3 faculties of law in some Private universities. The council says, the decision takes immediate effect.

The Private universities affected by this order are; Presbyterian University College (Kumasi Campus), Wisconsin International University College (Kumasi Campus) and Greenfield College (Sunyani).

The councils instructions were published by the Daily Graphic in their Wednesday’s news articles

However the reason for taking such decision was not revealed by the Ghana Legal Council but it says it is an exercise in accordance with a constitutional instrument.

“In pursuant to Section 4 of the Legal Profession Act, 1960, Act 32 [As inserted by the Legal Profession Act (Amendment) (No.2) decree, 1967 (NLCD 213) s.1 (a)]” which stipulates that;

“With effect from the first day of January 1971, a person shall not be qualified for enrolment under any provision of the Act unless he is a holder of a degree from a University approved by the General Legal Council,” the General Legal Council stated.

What is the General Legal Council?

The General Legal Council is the main regulatory body for the conduct and administration of legal education and profession in Ghana.

In such regard, the council is empowered and authorized by an instrument in the constitution to determine the policy and focus of legal education and training as well as the regulation of professional legal practice and ancillary matters.

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