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The Faculty of Law of University of Cape Coast hosted the 2017 African Law Schools Forum at the Coconut Grove Hotel, Elmina with a call on Law Schools to make Quality Legal education the bedrock for an effective and efficient judiciary.

The Forum which was held under the auspices of the International Association of Law Schools (IALS), was on the theme “Decolonizing Legal Education in Africa”.

IALS is a private, non-political, non-profit, volunteer, collaborative, learned society dedicated to serving the world wide legal education community with a membership of more than 160 Law Schools from all over the world. It comprises four regional associations namely Americas, Africa, Asia- Pacific and European regions.

Some students of the Regent University College of Science and Technology

A former Dean of School of Business and Leadership, Reagent University College, Dr. Ebenezer Ashley, has noted that monetary and economic gains by mentoring institutions instead of ensuring availability of necessary structures poses a major challenge to most private institutions.

He says the absence of needed support and assistance has made mentee institutions’ quest of obtaining accreditation difficult.

Dr. Ashley was speaking in an interview on Radio Ghana’s Behind the News yesterday in reaction to major challenges faced by mentee institutions.


He noted that private institutions face numerous challenges due to lack of support on the part of mentoring institutions.

Dr. Ashley continued that it is unfortunate monetary gains have taken central part in mentoring institutions and noted that the system of constant mentoring must be reviewed to adopt better approaches of obtaining accreditation.

He described the mentoring system as a means to subordinate mentee institutions which he said is not the best.

According to Dr. Ashley, the ultimate judge over the accreditation of institutions is the National Accreditation board and not mentoring institutions.

He suggested that National Accreditation Board should be the sole determiner of whether a private institution qualifies for a charter and not public institutions.

Dr. Ashley also indicated that both public and private institutions in some parts of the world are within the same system of operation without regard to superiority.

He advised that a similar approach be adopted in Ghana to do away with the mentoring system.

Source: Monica Gmanab / ATL FM NEWS

The Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts of University of Cape Coast [UCC], Prof. Peter Kojo Grant says Ghanaians need to be proactive in the wake of imminent disaster.

According to him, the urgency with which issues of security are attended to in this country is appalling.

A former Vice Chancellor of University of Ghana [UG], Professor Ernest Aryeetey has charged government and other policy makers on the African continent to invest greatly into research.

He notes, for the African continent to have a strong spine to rest on, research must not be drawn out when it comes to policy making.

According to the Professor, it therefore throws a challenge to universities across Africa to enhance and promote research activities in order to have a sustainable impact on the growth and development of countries on the continent.