A former student of the Hague Academy of International Law who currently holds a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr Theophilus Edwin Coleman has bemoaned the monopoly that the Ghana School of Law enjoys in the Ghanaian legal education system.
In recent times, the Ghana School of Law has come under constant criticisms for being too monopolistic and dashing the dreams of many young ones who are desirous of practising the noble profession.
Dr Coleman, after being a victim of this cruel system that doesn’t honour or reward the deserving ones with what they are due, decided to chart a new path by expending his energies into the green area of legal academia studies and as a result, went on to be awarded with a PhD in Mercantile Law at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
Dr Coleman, speaking on Cape Coast-based campus radio station, ATL FM intimated that the monopoly enjoyed by Makola as affectionately known is unfounded and has outlived its usefulness. He further went on to add that it creates deliberate artificial scarcity.
“The Monopoly of Makola (Ghana School of Law) is unfounded. It has outlived its significance. It is a lottery system, it is a system of chance, a system that creates deliberate artificial scarcity. At the end of the day, you realize that the quality that people are looking for they don’t really get it”.
He also added that the system also denies well-deserving students, the opportunity to be trained as such ones are often sidelined.
“The people who are really supposed to get there are sidelined. We should not let Ghana Law School delay the competence of so many people. It is totally unfair to the youth of this country” he highlighted.
Dr Coleman is an alumnus of the University of Cape Coast’s Faculty of Law and was once a host of a television legal education program, Mmra that aired on a local Community TV station, Coastal TV in the Central region capital, Cape Coast. The program sought to educate the citizens on their basic rights and responsibilities by engaging legal scholars and practising persons in the legal sector.
Source: Onesiphorus Obuobi