Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun state has disclosed that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is planning on establishing a centre for Commercial Legal Studies in the university.
This was made known in a statement signed by the institution’s Director of Marketing and Communication, Mr. Joshua Suleiman, in Ijebu-Ode on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the Chairman, NBA Business School Section, Mr. Seni Adio (SAN) on the 6th of March, led a six-man delegation to explore the possibility of setting up the centre in the university.
Adio, who was received by the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ademola Tayo, said the NBA’s interest in the project centered on improving certain niche areas of Law in Babcock University.
He said it woild give the students the opportunity to develop their proficiencies in areas like; intellectual property, security, banking, finance and technology among others.
Also speaking, Chairman, Task Force of the centre, Osaro Eghobamien (SAN) explained that the training of lawyers was more than just preparing them academically. He said that the markets that consumed their services also required particular skills to achieve their objective.
“We are still shopping around, but BU is one of the institutions that we are considering. It might be collaboration ultimately, no one institution might be able to provide everything we need,” Eghobamien stated.
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