Industry-Specific Legal Training At The Ghana School Of Law In The Offing

The Ag. Director of the Ghana School of Law, Mr. Maxwell Opoku-Agyemang has expressed his institution’s interest to partner with the Commission to develop industry-related courses on its campus. He made this known during a courtesy visit he paid to the CEO and Senior Management of the Commission yesterday.

Addressing Senior Management of the Commission, Mr. Opoku-Agyeman expressed appreciation to the leadership for the efforts already made in collaborating with the sector. “We already have some form of mentorship agreement with the Commission and based on the relationship we’ve had so far we want to take it a step further to extend an invitation to the Commission to partner with us to develop industry-specific courses for our students,” he said

In response, the CEO of the Commission welcomed the idea and expressed the Commission’s willingness to support capacity-building efforts of upcoming legal practitioners in the industry. “The Commission already has an obligation under the Petroleum Local Content and Local Participation Regulation (L.I.2204) to promote public education. We will consider these courses and we would like you to also look at other paralegal courses in the more technical areas,” he stated.

He further thanked them for joining the Commission in its efforts to build local content in the industry. The proposed courses include Global Service and Procurement Agreements in the oil and gas industry, Drafting & Negotiating International oil and gas agreements, and Standard Provisions in Joint Operating Agreements among other courses that are still under discussion.

The Director-General was accompanied by Deputy Registrar, Academics, Mrs. Marian Atta-Boahene; the Registrar, Mrs. Juliet Adu-Adjei, and Chief accountant, Mr. Kwesi Odoom Asuamah.

June 11, 2020; Vol 3, Issue No. 028