The Student Representative Council of the Ghana School of Law can now boast of a substantive SRC President following the resignation of its former president, Philemon Laar over examination failure controversies in February 2021 which led to his resignation in March.
Although there was an acting President, a new executive council headed by its President took office on Thursday, September 2, 2021, after their swearing-in and handing over ceremony ending months of a vacuum of no President for the student’s body of the Ghana School of Law.
The new executives were sworn into office after they won elections to various positions in April, 2021 and would be steering the affairs of the student’s body for the next 2021/2022 academic year.
They are coming into office with the promise of building an SRC complex and the setting up of a scholarship fund to help cushion financially challenged students to pay their tuition fee through the law school with an underlying agenda to push for the reduction in school fees.
The new SRC executives are the President, Wonder Victor Kutor and the three Vice Presidents who are Fauziya Tijani, Chapman Zigah and Isaac Yoofi Impraim who are representing the Accra main, Kumasi and Greenhill campuses respectively.
Other executive members are the Secretary, Safo Kwame Oheneba, the Organizing Secretary, Alan George Dodoo and the Treasurer, Bernard Akyereko Twum.
In his maiden speech, the new SRC President promised to position the SRC in a manner that will make it more relevant to the benefit of the general public and not just one which will be known for celebrating their SRC Week.
Already, an aggressive effort has started towards raising funds and lobbying key stakeholders in building a complex for the student body.
Additionally, the SRC President and his colleagues are hoping to see an upsurge in the admission of students who want to do the professional law programme.
“We are already making progress, having seen 1045 applicants pass out of 2700 who sat for the 2020 exams.
“On August 24, this year another batch of 2824 sat for the same exams and I am positive that things will even get better,” Wonder Victor Kutor said.
For him, a recommendation by Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to allow for remarking of scripts Upon request at a reasonable fee will help in further increasing the admission and reduction in the failure rate of students.
The swearing-in ceremony also saw the launching of the sixth edition of the Ghana School of Law students journal.