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Gambia’s only law school is allegedly neglecting poor Gambian students to admit foreign students with dollars
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Gambia’s only law school is allegedly neglecting poor Gambian students to admit foreign students with dollars

The Gambia Law School is allegedly neglecting poor Gambian students in a bid to admit more high-paying international students from Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries.

A student, who recently completed his LLB at the University of The Gambia and wants to become a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Gambia, disclosed: "Students from Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameron are given more opportunities in terms of admission than the domestic students."

According to him, in the 2021-2022 intake, out of 67 Gambians who applied only 17 were offered admission.

"40 foreign students were accepted. They are not brighter than us. The main reason why they were offered admission is that they pay twice more than us and in dollars.

"This is not fair to the domestic students because we worked hard to obtain our LLB. It is said that most of these foreign students who applied for the Bar here failed their exams in their home countries. Why are they given special treatment in The Gambia?"

An insider at the Ministry of Justice, who begged for anonymity, also disclosed to What's On-Gambia: " The Law School usually don't subject the foreign students to any interviews or entry exams as they do onto the Gambian applicants. That's very discriminatory and the only argument they proffer is that those students pay more than our poor Gambian brothers and sisters. The Law School is now turned into a money-making venue. They are building the capacities of countries with Law schools at the detriment of our own people."

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