“Nigerian Law School Introduces Remedial Program Following Court Ruling”
In response to a pivotal court judgment won by the National Open University against the Nigerian Law School, the Council of Legal Education has implemented a Remedial program. This significant development emerged from a legal battle initiated by the National Open University, challenging the Nigerian Law School’s practice of denying its students admission. The court ruled in favor of the National Open University on October 4, 2017, compelling the Council of Legal Education to reassess its policies.
However, despite the court’s decision, the Council remained hesitant about the National Open University’s accreditation for law courses. To bridge this gap of trust, the Council of Legal Education has mandated a one-year compulsory Remedial program for NOUN graduates. This program aims to screen and prepare these graduates thoroughly for their final examinations, ensuring a higher standard of legal education.
This change signifies a shift in the educational landscape, although concerns have been raised about the declining quality of education. The learning centers of the National Open University have faced criticism on a national scale. Both the examination process and the distance learning program need substantial improvement to uphold the integrity of legal education in Nigeria.
By introducing this Remedial program, the Council of Legal Education takes a step toward inclusivity and fairness. However, it is imperative that the educational standards, examination processes, and overall learning experience are enhanced to meet the expectations of aspiring legal professionals nationwide. Only through a comprehensive overhaul can the Nigerian legal education system truly achieve excellence and uphold its reputation in the global arena.
Why Nigerian Law School Introduced Remedial Program.