File photo: Some demonstrating law students

Jonathan Aloa, the President of the Students Representative Council at the Ghana School of Law, Makola has appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to act in the best interest of law students through the proposed legal education reforms.

According to him, their Red Monday Demonstration dubbed #openuplegaleducation was a first phase for them to register their displeasure against the current legal education system.

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Speaking in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show, Mr Aloa said the president must demonstrate his commitment to make education accessible to all Ghanaians with the legal education reforms.

“We engaged the president who assured us he will write to the Ghana Legal Council to push for the reforms so the government must act in the interest of the people,” he said.

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He added: “Unfortunately, we haven’t heard from the Ghana Legal Council and it seems there is a huge gap between us because the parties involved are on different sides but we expect that the Legal Council addresses our concerns.”

Commenting on the clash during their protest, he said “the police cannot call our demonstration unlawful, everything that happened on Monday was completely lawful and within the confines of the law.

“It is not against the right of the citizens to demonstrate but they must notify the police and that was why we notified them on September 27, 2019 but they later wanted to stop us for one reason or the other.”

Source: | Gertrude Otchere