Council of Legal Education (CLE) has okayed admission for Graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) into the Nigerian Law School (NLS).
This disclosure was part of the 2023 Annual Statutory Report of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Parts of the report read thus:
“An emerging challenge for the profession is the proliferation of Law Faculties with tendencies to start Law Progammes amongst others without proper accreditation from the Council of Legal Education as a regulatory body, faculties violating their approved admission quota, etc.
To curb this anomaly, the Council of Legal Education has approved new guidelines for accreditation of new and existing Law Faculties. We are currently working with the National Universities Commission to address these worrisome issues.
May I bring to your notice that the Council of Legal Education has in line with his extant laws sanctioned some universities for starting law programmes without approval of the Council.
“Let me use this medium to inform all intending applicants for admission into the Bar Part II course of the 2023/2024 Academic session that applications commenced from Monday July 24, 2023. The session will run simultaneously at the Headquarters Bwari, FCT and the Campuses in Lagos, Enugu, Kano, Yenagoa, Yola and Port-Harcourt from November 27th, 2023.
Please equally note that National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Law graduates who were successful at the Special Remedial programme organized by the Council of Legal Education, Nigerian Law School are eligible to apply for the Bar Part II Course for the 2023/2024 Academic Session”.
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