The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has said the institution has temporarily suspended admission of undergraduate students into its Law program.
The university said the decision did not invalidate previous certificates but was just to afford the institution the opportunity to conclude discussions and negotiation with the Council for Legal Education and other relevant government agencies as regards the participation of its graduates in Law School.
Prof. Abdallah Adamu, Vice Chancellor of the institution, who announced the decision at a pre-convocation press conference in Abuja, explained that students currently studying the course in NOUN satellite campuses would not be affected by the sudden decision.
The VC said that the institution had received impressive applications from interested students, following President Muhammad Buhari’s recent Amendment Act and that NOUN was considering the establishment of a postgraduate program in Law, to give the opportunity to Law graduates to acquire further education, pending the conclusion of the negotiation with relevant agencies and subsequent approval to enroll in Law school.
The VC also used the opportunity to announce Bala Salihu Magaji, from the Department of Islamic Studies as the 2019 best graduating student.
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