In a significant development for legal education in Ghana, the General Legal Council (GLC) has officially restored its recognition of the LLB programme at the Kumasi Campus of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana (WIUC-Ghana).
The decision, contained in a letter signed by GLC Secretary, Justice Cyra Pamela Koranteng, comes after a joint monitoring inspection conducted by members of the GLC and the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC) to the Wisconsin Kumasi campus. Based on the insightful recommendations from this visit, the GLC, chaired by the Honorable Lady Chief Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, deemed it appropriate to reinstate recognition to the Faculty of Law at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana Kumasi Campus.
This decision underscores the commitment of the GLC, the GTEC, and WIUC-Ghana to uphold high standards of legal education across the nation. By restoring recognition to Wisconsin International University College, the authorities affirm their dedication to ensuring that aspiring legal professionals receive quality education and training that meets national and international standards.
In a statement by the President of Wisconsin International University College, Ghana Professor Obeng Mireku, one of few Law Professors in Ghana said “We are pleased with the restoration of recognition to our Kumasi campus Faculty of Law,” adding that “this decision reflects our collective efforts to promote excellence in legal education and support the development of competent legal professionals in Ghana.”
As part of efforts at adequately addressing earlier concerns raised by the GLC, the WIUC-Ghana Kumasi campus has made substantial improvements to its facilities, including increasing the library’s book collection, improving the lecturer-student ratio, and transitioning its affiliation from the University of Cape Coast to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for proximity.
The newly appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at Wisconsin International University College Kumasi campus Dr. Kofi Oti Adinkrah, Esquire expressed his delight at the decision by the GLC assuring of the university’s commitment to maintaining the high quality of teaching at the university saying “moving forward, it is essential for the university to continue to maintain its commitment to meeting the GLC’s standards and fostering a culture of academic excellence”.
The Dean was optimistic that the Faculty of Law will continue to build on this momentum, striving for continuous improvement and maintaining high standards in legal education. By doing so, the Dean believes the Faculty will not only regain the trust and confidence of the GLC but also produce competent and ethical legal professionals who will contribute to the development of the legal system in Ghana.
The restoration of recognition by the GLC opens new avenues of opportunity for students, faculty members, and the entire academic community at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana.