You added zero to legal education; your retirement is welcoming news- Kwaku Azar to retired CJ Sophia

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Leading advocate for reforms in Ghana’s legal education, Prof. Stephen Kwaku Asare (Kwaku Azar) has stated the immediate past Chief Justice Sophia Akuffo did nothing at all to improve the quality of legal education, submitting that her departure should be welcome.

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The former Chief Justice who retired last Friday came under
much criticism for failing to open up legal education to the many who desire
it.  But she was resolute, insisting that
there was not going to be any mass production of lawyers under her watch.

Upon her departure, Prof Azar, assessed her performance on
legal education in a comment on Multimedia’s NewsFile Programme saying:
“On legal education, she has been a disaster. She clearly is not an
educator and has done absolutely nothing to improve the quality of legal
education…Her anti-mass production of lawyers’ mantra reveals a fundamental
misunderstanding of what it takes to produce quality lawyers. The nation should
welcome her departure.”

He however praised her jurisprudence as head of the Supreme
Court of Ghana.

On jurisprudence, Justice Sophia Akuffo is outstanding. Her
decisions, whether in the majority or in dissent were always well researched
and reasoned. The nation will miss her wisdom,” he noted.

Then again Prof. Azar noted that the Chief Justice did not
do much in terms of administering the judiciary.

On jurisprudence, Justice Sophia Akuffo is outstanding. Her
decisions, whether in the majority or in dissent were always well researched
and reasoned. The nation will miss her wisdom.

“On administration, she has not done much to advance the administration of justice. The judiciary remains inefficient and most people have little confidence in it.”

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Ms Akuffo served for two years as Chief Justice having served at the apex court for many years before being appointed to head it by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Justice Anim Yeboah has been nominated to replace her

Source:MyNewsGh.com/Stephen Zoure/2019



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