The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Law Graduates have said they are still facing discrimination despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s order.
The Law Graduates siad they are yet to know their fate of gaining admission into the Nigerian Law School despite the Presidential assent to NOUN Amendment Act.
Chairman of the Law Graduates Forum of NOUN, Carl Umegboro, made this known while speaking with journalist in Abuja.
PMB on December 7, 2018 assented to the NOUN Amendment Act, which changed its status from ‘Correspondence’ to ‘Full-time’ and was gazatted afterwards which allows the institution to operate as all others with same power, functions and administrative structures.
According to Umegboro, nothing significant had taken place after the Presidential assent and gazatte, adding that the delay had brought untold hardship to the graduates of the university.
“There is no logical reason to continue withholing admission quota against NOUN Law graduates after the celebrated assent of the NOUN Amendment Act by President Buhari, which the Council of Legal Education pointed to the Senate Committee on Public Petitions as the irregularity.
“I have unalloyed confidence that Mr. President, as a noble, distinguished and dependable leader will not allow injustice, bullying and discrimination on innocent citizens to triumph.
“These citizens spent time and resources to enroll in a program duly accredited by the National Universities Commission so I appeal to PMB to urgently convene a stakeholders meeting. We also appeal to the authorities to resolve the differences without further delay,” the Chairman stated.