Legal Education director secures scholarships for 100 students

Barima Yaw D. Oppong, the Director of Legal Education at the Ghana School of Law, in partnership with the Ghana Scholarships Secretariat and other generous institutions, has secured scholarships for approximately 100 Law students.

Recognizing the Ghana School of Law’s outstanding performance, the Internal Audit Agency (IAA), an advisory body under the Ministry of Finance, awarded it as the Best Internal Audit Unit in 2021 among Ministries, Departments, and Agencies. Established in 1958 by Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, the Ghana School of Law was the first of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa and continues to be the leading law school in the region, serving students from other Commonwealth countries as well.

The students who benefited from the scholarships expressed gratitude to their benefactors, emphasizing that the support came at a time when many students were facing challenges in paying their fees and registering for the 2022/23 academic year examination. They also praised the director and the school’s management for their consistent support towards their well-being and academic progress.

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Barima Oppong, assuming office as the Director of the Ghana Law School on April 1, 2022, is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and serves as the Managing Partner of Ampofo, Oppong and Associates in Accra. He has lectured at various universities in the country, including the Central University. Additionally, he was recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of the Graphic Communications Group Limited.

With expertise in energy and natural resource law, as well as banking and finance law, Barima Oppong has worked as a lawyer for several banking and financial institutions in Ghana. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and has contributed to the field of law through his writings, including his recent book, “Contemporary Trends in the Law of Immovable Property in Ghana,” and an online published article titled “Domesticating dispute resolution arising from petroleum agreements in Ghana.”

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Barima Oppong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Ghana and is a qualified Barrister-At-Law from the Ghana School of Law. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Oil and Gas Law (LLM) from the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon. Moreover, he was recently installed as the Mawerehene of Akyem Abuakwa, one of the sub-chiefs of the Akyem Abuakwa Paramountcy.

Having actively participated in legal discussions and appearing on various media platforms, Barima Oppong is well-known in the country and has established himself as a respected authority on legal matters.

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