The Faculty of Law has held the Sixth Roll Call Ceremony for students admitted to pursue Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree programme at the University for the 2018/2019 academic year.
A total of 101 students were inducted into the Faculty of Law at the ceremony. A Justice of the High Court, Mrs. Olivia Obeng-Owusu administered the oath to the students.
Speaking at the function, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, UCC, Mr. Kojo E. McDave, said the Faculty for the first time admitted Senior High School (SHS) leavers into the LLB programme. He explained that the Faculty used to admit only Bachelor degree holders into a three-year LLB programme however, upon request from the National Accreditation Board, the Faculty was able to finalise processes to admit candidates with West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination.
Mr McDave said Management of the University and the Faculty had plans in place to expand its facilities in order to admit more students onto the programme. He said a state-of-the-art Library would soon be inaugurated to create access to plethora of educational materials and resources for faculty members and students.
The Dean of the Faculty of Law advised the students to be committed to their studies and strictly adhere to the code of behaviour of the Faculty as well as the University. .
In a speech read on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, the Director of Research Innovation and Consultancy (DRIC), Prof. Samuel K. Annim, told the students to count themselves privileged to be admitted to study Law at UCC. He noted that though the Faculty of Law was one of the youngest in the University, it had lots of potentials to make positive impact in legal education and producing excellent lawyers.
Prof. Annim entreated the students to be focused on their studies and life in order to achieve their aim of becoming exceptional lawyers. He urged them to develop a positive attitude towards their studies and plan their lives well during the course of their studies.
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Dora Francisca Edu-Buandoh, commended the Faculty for the strides it had made within the few years of its existence. She was happy that the Faculty had been able to admit its first batch of students with WASSCE certificate. She told the students aim at academic excellence so that they could become excellent lawyers.
Some continuing students received awards for their hard work and excellent academic work.
The Roll Call is a ceremony to induct level 100 students into the Faculty of Law. The students are charged to abide by the ethics and the demands of the law. Students take oath to comply with the rules and regulations governing the University as junior members of the Faculty.