An Alumnus of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Faculty of Law, Ebenezer Addai Osei Esq. has won the highly coveted Mensah Sarbah Memorial Prize at the 60th graduation ceremony of the Ghana School of Law.
The Mensah Sarbah Prize is a prestigious award conferred on a graduating professional law student with the most outstanding academic performance. The award comes with a cash prize of Fifty Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢50,000), a laptop with soft copies of the Ghana Law Reports, and a full scholarship for a master’s degree in law. Addai Osei Esq. was adjudged the overall best graduating law student and received the coveted prize for his exceptional performance in the Professional Legal Course.
Ebenezer Addai Osei Esq. now joins the ranks of distinguished KNUST alumni who have previously received the Mensah Sarbah Memorial Prize. Notable recipients from the past include Linda Mensah, Hagar Addo, Belinda Nade Aidoo, Grace Esi Sackey, Emmanuel Kyei-John, and Kezia Owusu-Ansah in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2019, respectively.
Addai Osei Esq. hails from Dormaa Ahenkro in the Bono Region of Ghana and had his Senior High education at Prempeh College, Kumasi. He graduated from the KNUST Faculty of Law in 2021. During his Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programme at KNUST, Ebenezer served as Deputy Chairperson of the Judicial Committee of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CoHSS), Chairperson of the Judicial Committee of the Law Students Union (LSU) at the Faculty of Law in the 2020/2021 Academic Year and Legal Affairs Commissioner of the Interim Students’ Representative Council in 2020. He also served on the Constitution Committee that drafted and promulgated the KNUST Institute of Distant Learning (IDL) Constitution in 2021. The 24-year-old aspires to reach pacesetting heights in the legal profession. His interest is in reading and listening to music. His dedication, exceptional intellect, and tireless pursuit of legal excellence has been recognised by the legal community, earning him the ‘‘Star of the Call’’ title at the 2023 Call to the Bar ceremony.
During the 2023 Call to the Bar ceremony, other KNUST alumni including Abena Agyeiwaa Asare Esq. was named the Second-Best Performing Student for the Post-Call Law Course; Godson Bonney Esq. and Jacqueline Osei Amaniampong Esq. were adjudged Best Student in Advocacy and Legal Ethics and Interpretation of Deeds and Statutes, respectively.
This year, the General Legal Council (GLC) welcomed over one thousand (1,000) newly trained lawyers to the Ghana Bar during its 60th enrolment onto the Roll of Lawyers. The new lawyers by the ceremony, have been certified by the GLC to practice the legal profession in Ghana.
Over its 20years of existence, the KNUST Faculty of Law has trained eminent lawyers, jurists, and legal academics in addition to its enviable feats in legal education in Ghana and the Diaspora. The Faculty of Law has cultivated a sterling record since it started producing LLB graduates for the Ghana School of Law. Since its first batch of students were called to the Bar in October 2008, KNUST has won year after year the coveted John Mensah Sarbah Award for the overall best graduating law student and other subject areas that are awarded at the GLC organised events.
Management congratulates Ebenezer Addai Osei Esq. and other alumni for making KNUST proud.