Council of Legal Education accredits Adamawa University, Four other law faculties

The Council of Legal Education (CLE), ably led by Chief Emeka Ngige, (SAN), has approved the accreditation of five  Nigerian universities.

This resolutions was reached at the last  quarterly meeting of the Council.

The approved universities were Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State; Mewar International University, Masaka, Nasarawa State; Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State; Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State, and Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.

Acting Secretary to the Council and Director of Administration, Ms. Aderonke Osho, said in a statement that the accreditation was based on the reports presented by the Board of Studies chaired by the Director-General, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma (SAN).

The Council of Legal Education is the regulatory body for the Nigerian Law School, which is mandatory for persons willing to practice law in Nigeria.
The council also approved various sanctions in respect of referred admission cases as well as students involved in various forms of examination malpractice and other misconduct.

Also, it approved the report and recommendations of the Appointments, Promotions and Disciplinary Committee (AP&DC) headed by the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), for the promotion and discipline of some senior academic and non-academic staff of the Nigerian Law School.

Also, the council approved the report of the Management Publication Assessment Committee headed by the Director-General recommending the promotion of some intermediate academic and library staff to various levels based on their satisfactory publication of academic journals locally and internationally in accordance with the requirements of the council’s Handbook.

It approved the appointment of Dr. Olugbemisola Titilayomi Odusote – Lagos Campus; Mr. Polycarp Chibueze Okorie – Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani, Enugu; Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim – Kano Campus; Mr. Salmanu Mohammed Rilwanu – Yola   Campus, as Deputy Directors-General and heads of campuses of the Nigerian Law School for a five-year tenure.

Other decisions taken by the council include, “the commencement of a Mid-Year Academic Session for 2024/2025 academic calendar in order to clear the backlog of law graduates from various universities in Nigeria arising from COVID-19 pandemic, which adversely affected the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 academic sessions and the prolonged industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of the Universities (ASUU) in the year 2021-2022. However, the exercise is not open to the universities that willfully exceeded their approved admission quotas by the Council and National University Commission (NUC).
“The council deferred the management memo for the review of penalties for applicants to the Nigerian Law School previously punished by their universities for diverse acts of misconduct to allow for further consultations”.

It also expressed appreciation for the efforts and kind gesture of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) for attracting interventions for the improvement of facilities at various campuses of the Nigerian Law School.

It also expressed appreciation to the Governor of Enugu State, Mr. Peter Mbah, and the Governor of Ebonyi State, Mr. Francis Nwifuru for undertaking to construct a befitting auditorium at Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani, Enugu State, and the reconstruction of hostels, the library, the ICT block and staff quarters and the provision of a solar-powered borehole at the Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani, Enugu State, respectively.[ThisDay]

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