We just got informed that the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has publicly announced that Law graduates of the NOUN academic institution will soon be admitted into the Nigerian Law School.

This information was made known to our correspondent by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Ado Tenebe during the Convocation ceremony.

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According to the institution VC,  he disclosed that the school management board, are making and putting efforts together, to make sure, that this project is realized.


Here’s his exact words and we quote him directly:

“We are at an advanced stage of making this project come to a realization, and this is achievable because respected and renown Nigerians like the former President of the federation, Olusegun Obasanjo, who is also one of our students, and a respected citizen of Nigeria, have taken it upon themselves to help the school make contact with the authorities to allow our graduates go through the Law School and participate in the bar.” He discloses.

It is also important that we note here, that C. U. Mmuozoba of the Nigerian Law School, located in the Enugu Campus, has assured the students of his full backing to make sure that every law graduate of the Nigeria open varsity who successfully completes his/her programme is admitted to the Law School.

C.U Mmuosoba, who spoke on ‘Legal Education In New Age’, on the convocation occasion, however, went on to explained that, “It is not that the Nigerian Law School is averse to admitting open varsity graduates.

What the lingering problem is, is about relevant stakeholders not having been able to put the enabling structures in place at the open varsities.

Mmuozoba tried talking peace with the angry and agitated students, saying that although it’s not fair for Open University to take your money, make you spend years gaining legal knowledge and say they you cannot go to Law School, saying that he’s fully behind the students, but asked them peacefully, to be civil in their agitation. Nonviolence would see the end of this, he finally said.

We hope this issue is resolved once and for all.

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