The Attorney-General Godfred Yeboah Dame has written Parliament stating that it lacks the power to use a resolution to control admission into the Ghana School of Law.
At its sitting last week, Parliament directed the General Legal Council to admit the 499 students denied admission into the Ghana School of Law despite making the 50 percent pass mark.
The directive was given after Parliament debated and passed a resolution directed at the Minister of Justice and Attorney General and the General Legal Council to the effect that the students should be admitted.
The motion was filed by the Deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin.
“The General Legal Council is hereby directed to proceed and admit all the students who passed in accordance with the advertised rules of the examination,” the First Deputy Speaker, Joe Osei Owusu said after the debate.
However, the Attorney has replied arguing that the House did not have the power to pass such a resolution directing the Law School to admit the students.
The AG argues further that the power to issue directives to the GLC belongs to the Executive.
He further disclosed that he had already been directed by the President to intervene on behalf of the 499 students, adding, a process that is already underway.
He also insisted that the GLC never advertised 50% as the pass mark.