In order to guarantee that students at the Ghana School of Law maintain a level of professionalism appropriate to their chosen field, the school has requested access to their social media accounts.
The goal of the order, according to the School Director Yaw Oppong, is to assist a large number of law school students who are interested in being admitted to the bar in maintaining a good reputation.
Mr. Oppong made these remarks during the swearing-in event for the executive board of the School of Law Students’ Representative Council (SRC).
“Everybody will have to provide their social media handles. We are going to look at it and you will be monitored in terms of conduct. We are required by law to make recommendations.
“We don’t want to stampede you. You are going to reapply beyond the pass and submit yourselves for all legitimate checks.”
He, therefore, charged the students to submit themselves for the character checks before the General Legal Council’s approval.
By doing so, Yaw Oppong said, the pupils’ excellent character criteria would be safeguarded.
We will not compromise your honor if we are successful in helping as many of you as possible who want to assist themselves advance beyond the level you are now at.
“If you are eligible to proceed to the second year and you are informed that you cannot go because of terrible character, it is of no use,” he said.