Call to the Bar of Ghana: After three failed exams for the Ghana School of Law, a Ghanaian lady becomes a lawyer

After three failed attempts to sit for the Ghana School of Law examinations, a Ghanaian lady named Abena Yalley has been admitted to the Ghana Bar.

On Friday, October 20, she was registered with more than 1,000 lawyers at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC).

Ghanaian lady Abena Yalley called the Ghana Bar. Photo credit: A. Abena Yalley (LinkedIn).
Source: UGC

Yalley took over LinkedIn to reflect on the challenges she overcame in her pursuit of a career in the legal industry.

”To say that my journey to the Bar has been one of resilience and determination is an understatement. After three failed attempts at law school entrance exams (2018 to 2020), I was successful on my fourth attempt (in 2021) and, with perseverance and grace, completed within the two-year law school framework.

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”Rejection, failure can be difficult, a bitter pill to swallow indeed! But how you handle it shows what materials you are made of,” she says said.

The new lawyer thanked her family, friends and employers who supported and encouraged her through this incredible journey.

Commenting on their milestones, Advocate Selorm Aku Dadzawa, who is also admitted to the Bar, urged people, especially young girls who want to be like them, to pursue their dreams.

”Start when you have something to do. Start if you really want to. Always strive to create and expand your network; you can only achieve it with the help of others.

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“Be intentional about making good friends because it will benefit you. Know that you can be whatever you want at any time. I am living proof of this,” she told

Peeps praise Abena Yalley

After making herself and her family proud with this milestone, netizens showered her with compliments.

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Marina Lamptey said:


Abena Yalley Author Lawyer replied:

Marina Lamptey, thank you, Marina!

Robert Ntsiful said:

Congratulations, Abena.

Abena Yalley Author Lawyer replied:

Robert Ntsiful, thank you.


Wow! Congratulations, Abena Yalley Esq. I believe that anything can be achieved once we set our minds to it. I’m not surprised you were called to the bar today. Again congratulations.

Ernest Bonah, PhD stated:

Congratulations to A. Abena Yalley Esq. about the incredible achievement of being called to the bar! Your achievement clearly reflects your dedication, hard work and unwavering commitment to the legal profession. It is remarkable to see how you have celebrated others who were called to the Bar last year, and now it is your turn to shine, which you absolutely deserve. You embody the essence of the Latin phrase ‘Qui audet adipiscitur’, which means ‘who dares, wins’.

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Mark Asafotei stated:

Congratulations A. Abena Yalley.

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