The Chief Justice of Ghana, Madam Sophia Akuffo said that the country is in need of top quality lawyers. During a lecture at the University of Ghana, she restated her opinion on legal education in Ghana. She further said to the students that the country needed quality lawyers versus quantity. Akuffo stated,“I will stand here again and say we need quality lawyers, not mass-produced lawyers”.She accentuated that having a few competent lawyers is a lot better than having many compromised lawyers.
Akuffo apprised lawyers and lecturers who are engaged in encouraging and promoting free scale, mass admissions into the professional law course and mass production of lawyers to be conscientious about what they wish for.
The Chief Justice said “just like you cannot mass-produce doctors and surgeons, Ghanaians must not have mass-produced lawyers imposed on them.”
It was released that out of 1820 candidates who took the 2019 Bar Exam only 128 passed. Over 90% of students who took this year’s Ghana School of Law entrance examination failed to make the cut for admission.