Maybe you are waiting for the next session, or you are an aspiring student of the Nigerian Law School. Whatever your status, this contains some information that will come in handy. As you read on, you will get to see the Nigerian Law School campuses and their addresses, and also the full breakdown on fees you are going to pay as you get admitted into it.
A Brief Overview of the Nigerian Law School
The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution which was setup by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 1962. The mission of the institution is to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training to aspiring legal practitioners in Nigeria. Before the establishment of the institution, legal practitioners in Nigeria do receive the requisite training in England, and they are called to the English Bar.
Also read: NEBOSH Training Centres in Lagos, Nigeria
Eligibility requirement to be admitted into the one-year compulsory law school training is; a successful completion of am undergraduate degree in Law (LLB). More than 60,000 students have graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
The Nigerian Law School offers the following courses: Criminal and Civil Litigation, Property and Corporate Law, and course in Ethics. The Law School is a must for anyone who has obtained a University degree in Law and wants to practice as lawyers in Nigeria. The Council of Legal Education gives certificates to students who pass the Bar Part II examinations, and these students are then called to the Bar.
Some of the notable alumni of the Nigerian Law School includes; Abdullahi Adamu, former Governor of Nasarawa State, Alex Ekwueme, first elected Vice President of Nigeria, Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East, Oladipo Diya, former Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mary Odili, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue State, Simon Bako Lalong, Governor of Plateau State, Sullivan Chime, former Governor of Enugu State and Edwin Ume-Ezeoke, former Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives in the second republic.
Nigerian Law School Campuses and Address
The Nigerian Law School currently have just 6 campuses, with its headquarters located in Bwari Abuja. The first law school campus in Nigeria was built in Lagos in 1962, before it was moved to its current location in 1969. Below are the six Nigerian Law School campuses and their addresses.
Abuja Law School Campus
Address: Nigerian Law School, Bwari, P.M.B 170, Garki, Abuja
Phone No: +2349068057726
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lagos Law School Campus
Address: Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, P.M.B. 12610, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone No: +234(1)2714986, +234(1) 8105305
E-mail Address: email@example.com
Kano Law School Campus
Address: Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, PMB 3568, Jos Road, Kano.
Enugu Law School Campus
Address: Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria
Yola Law School Campus
Address: Wuro Hausa, Yola, Nigeria
Bayelsa Law School Campus
Address: Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Nigerian Law School Fees Full Breakdown
I guess before now you might have been aware of the expensive nature of the Nigerian Law School Fees maybe that is the reason why you are searching for the exact figure. For some years now, many people and associations have been pleading to the Federal Government of Nigeria to subsidize the fee for law students, and make it affordable to even the common man.
Apart from the expensive nature of the fees, their attires and books are also very expensive. This makes it very difficult for children from poor families to attend the school. One of such plead was in 2009 when Asbayir Abubakar, a legal practitioner called for reductions in the fees paid at the Nigerian Law School in order to accommodate the less-privileged into the legal profession.
Despite the plead and complaints, the fees still remain high. One thing about the fee is it variability by session. The law school fee varies yearly.
The current Nigerian Law School Fees is N295,000. Below is the breakdown of the payable fees.
- Tuition = N10,000
- Hostel Accommodation = N30,000
- Hotel Caution Deposit = N10,000
- Term Dinners = N12,000
- Cocktails = N12,000
- Library Development = N30,000
- Sports and Recreation Facilities = N5,000
- The Nigerian Law & Practice Journal = N7,000
- Examination Bar Part II = N25,000
- Course Materials = N20,000
- Development Levy = N20,000
- Student Year Book = N4,000
- Identity Card = N1,000
- Postages by Courier = N2,000
- Medical Registration = N10,000
- V-Sat and Info Tech = N30,000
- Insurance = N5,000
- E-Handbook (CD-ROM) = N3,000
- Facilities Maintenance = N33,000
- Quality Assurance = N15,000
- Security Services = N15,000
How to Pay Fees in the Various Law School s in Nigeria
There are few accredited banks in which you can pay your fees in any of the Nigerian Law School. Although the e-collection scheme payment method can also be used to pay online, to avoid the hassles of queuing inside the banking hall. Below are the steps which you can follow to pay your school fees via a bank.
Payment of the Nigerian Law School Fees through the Bank
- Visit any designated bank branch that accept law school fees payments
- Make a request that you want to make payment for your Nigerian Law School to the Council Of Legal Education.
- Provide the following on the teller given: Payee name, payment type, amount, purpose of payment and other relevant information required of you.
For more inquiries about payment of the school fees or if you have any difficulty in the process of making payment either online or through the bank, you can send an email to the law school contact at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Within office hours: 8 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday).
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