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Law Graduates of NOUN Demand Compensatory Quota For Admission To Law School

Main Entrance, NOUN. Photo: NBD
Main Entrance, NOUN. Photo: NBD

The Law graduates of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) have demanded for a mandatory quota for admission to the Nigerian Law School.

 

This was disclosed in a statement in a statement signed by the Chairman and Asst. Secretary, NOUN Law Graduates Forum, Carl Umegboro and Ado Garba respectively.

 

The NOUN Law Graduate group said it has become necessary in order to address the backlog of graduates delayed from proceeding to Law School since 2014.

The group said this was due to the controversial clause in the Act establishing the university.

 

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on Dec 7, 2018 assented to the NOUN Amendment Act, which allows the university to operate as all other universities with the same power, functions, and administrative structures.

 

The Law Graduate group also appealed to the authorities for a substitution of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) letters issued to graduates of the university since 2013.

 

It is said that the letter categorised the graduates ‘Open and Distance Learning’ mode and consequently, excluded them from participating in the NYSC scheme, irrespective of age of the students.

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