Francis Assan, a brilliant young student who got 7As and 1 B in social studies after his WASSCE exams, had his admission rejected by the University of Ghana (UG) Law School.
Francis who wanted to study Law had his dream dashed by the University Of Ghana Law School.
But Francis, didn’t let that stop him as he went on to pursuing a degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) where he graduated with flying colors.
He graduated with a First Class Honours, clinging a 3.58 out of total 4.00CGPA.
His brilliance also landed him a Ghana Scholarship secretariat, which he used to pursue the degree.
Sharing the story on LinkedIn, Dickson Assan, the brother to the Brilliant boy said till today he still wonders why the University will reject his brother for just one ‘B’.
“As to why University of Ghana refused my younger brother, Francis Assan admission to read law still baffles me to date. To them, the B2 in social studies is a blot.
“Well, he went to University of Professional Studies Accra where he studied accounting and finance. Again, he is graduating with flying colours,” his post reads in part.
He further called on employers on LinkedIn to grab his brother because he has couched him very well.
“This post is to celebrate him and tell employers he is ready to explode. I have coached him well and he is ready. Catch him young to do National Service and you won’t regret the contribution he will make to your business,” he wrote.
His post received lots of reactions. While some offered to employ his brother, others tried explaining why the school probably rejected him.
Below are some of the reactions:
Ebenezer wrote: He was rejected because the university considers the arts students before any other course for social science courses like Law. Your brother did well but a student with 2 or 3Bs in General Arts Wil be considered first. It’s a matter of understanding which subject combination is suitable for which course. So don’t be surprised.
Sandra wrote: It may depend on the capacity the faculty can take and the grades of students that applied for same program that year. They will definitely pick all 8As before he is considered though his grade is also good. That’s why it’s good to spread the application. Congrats to him anyways. Those are great grades 👍
Pasty wrote: In my opinion, law is more an art than a science. He did well anyways. Give it a shot next year!
Samuel wrote: Exceptional! You have just succeeded in putting your brother out there. He will surely succeed.
Festus wrote: Ghana corruption is too much. He should have been given the chance. Congratulations to him for making it. There are always other options for success.
Titus wrote: Congratulations 🍾 to your younger brother . To make it even sweeter , please let him go to Ghana Law School and read law for his own self esteem.
Nathanael wrote: Congratulations to him.
Forget the past and focus on what lies ahead. I would advice you and your brother to start figuring out what to do next after National Service. This is very crucial. From your narrative his grades at UPSA is great, so I encourage him to be looking out for international scholarships opportunities to develop further.
Congratulations to him again.
VANESSA SESI: “NO means Next opportunity that’s all I can say. He can later apply for law and you will be surprised that it could be the time he applied was not the right time. The bend on the road is not the end. Pray he gets more than you are requesting for him.”
Jones Kissi-Ampomah:”You guys should not give up. The right time will come its all about “De 3Ps – patience, persistence and prayer”. Thank you.”
Baba R.: “To be honest the young man’s result is excellent, but totally irrelevant to Law studies (criminal or common law), especially in Anglaphone WA, because the subjects taken does not satisfy law course combination; which requires history/government, English Litriture, Civic education and any key social management course like Economics/Accounting.”
“The course he is graduating from is much relevant to his scores at WASC exams. Hence, he performed better; round peg in round hole= perfect fit. Hurray boy!.”
dan atey: “My brother, do you know how many students have been denied entry into our universities due to unfortunate policies in these institutions? Ghana! i think pushing him outside for scholarship will be helpful.
congratulation to your junior brother.”
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