Students of the Ghana Law School who boycotted
their Criminal Procedure exams will have another
chance to sit for the paper on Monday, June 5,
The Ghana Institute of Management and Public
Administration (GIMPA) and Makola students
boycotted the Criminal Procedure paper some two
weeks ago on May 18.
They contended that even though they were writing
a paper on Criminal Procedure, two of the questions
had absolutely nothing to do with the subject.
The situation was compounded by the fact that one
question had been cancelled, reducing the options
available to them as compulsory questions.
Some students who spoke to Citi News in
confidence after the boycott feared mass failure
over their decision and called for an investigation
into the leakage and subsequent dissolution of the
Independent Examination Board (IEB) for the
But credible information available to Citi News
indicates that the General Legal Council (GLC),
which exercises supervision over the IEB, has
directed that fresh Criminal Procedure exams be
conducted for the students.
Some of the students who boycotted the paper over
a mix up in the questions also demanded a
dissolution of the independent examination board.
According to them, the board was formed last year
to ‘check the rampant leaks professional law
papers, however, they claim that some of their
colleagues bragged about getting access to the
exam paper before the sitting.