KNUST alumnus makes great stride in 2022 GSL Entrance exams
In all, only 522 out of the total of 2654 Candidates who sat for the exams passed representing a percentage pass rate of 20% compared to the previous year’s 28%
The immediate past president of the Law Students Union(LSU) at the KNUST Faculty of Law, Martin Waana-ang has made a great stride in the recently released results for the 2022 Ghana School of Law Entrance Exams.
Having graduated with a First Class Degree Honours from the University, Martin has further been adjudged the second best-scored candidate for the highly competitive exams organized each year by the Independent Examinations Committee of the General Legal Council.
In all, only 522 out of the total of 2654 Candidates who sat for the exams passed representing a percentage pass rate of 20% compared to the previous year’s 28%.
THE KNUST FACULTY OF LAW
In April 2003, the Council of KNUST approved a 4-year LLB program, and the first cohort of LLB students was admitted into the Faculty of Law in August 2003.
The Pioneer Faculty that started the newly approved 4- year LLB program were Rev. Prof. E H Ofori- Amankwah, Professor Oswald Senedza, Dr. Renee Morhe, Dr. Ernest Owusu-Dapaa, Dr. Anane, George Sarpong, Michael Alokore, JC Tarchie, Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, Albert Amankwah, and Mr. Addai.
The Faculty, which started at the Great Hall of the University with just a few students and a handful of lecturers and administrative staff, has grown to become a real leader in excellence and innovation.
Over its 18 years of existence, the Faculty has trained very eminent lawyers, jurists, and legal academics in addition to its enviable feats in legal education in Ghana and the Diaspora.
Martin Waana-ang hails from Jirapa in the Upper West Region of Ghana. He had his secondary Education at St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary, Wa.
Whilst in KNUST Martin participated in various extracurricular activities and worked as a legal intern at the prestigious Kulendi@Law, on very high-profile cases. He was with the faculty moot team in conducting research for various moot Competitions including the prestigious Jessup Moot Court Competition.
In 2021, he represented the Faculty of Law at the 30th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. In 2022 he represented the faculty to win the 2022 Edition of the Baffour Osei Akoto moot Court Competition organized by the Ghana School of Law and was adjudged the best oralist in the preliminary rounds.
Currently, he has about seven (8) published articles to his name touching on very controversial issues of the law. One of which is the Legal implications of Covid-19 on Ghana’s 2020 Elections, which was privileged to have been examined in the 2020 Entrance Examination by the General Legal Council. He has also authored a book on the Law of Torts in Ghana, entitled: A Practical Student’s Guide to the Law of Torts in Ghana, which has proven to be worthwhile.
Martin is a student mentor, who delights in helping students better appreciate the law and thus has mentored and tutored many students at the Faculty of Law and is currently the Country Director of the Federation of African Law Students.
He aspires to be a distinguished and accomplished lawyer in Ghana with a special interest in Constitutional Law, Oil and gas Law, Maritime Law, Law of Taxation, and international law. Above all, he aspires to contribute his quota to the development of the Ghana Legal System at Ghana’s Apex Court, the Supreme Court.
We can only wish him the very best in his endeavors.