The Council of Legal Education (CLE) has given approval to the Police Academy and four universities to offer Law Degree programmes, CITY LAWYER can report.

In a statement obtained by CITY LAWYER, the council, which is the regulatory body for the training of lawyers in Nigeria, stated that the approval for the institutions to commence Law degree programmes was sequel to the universities meeting accreditation requirements to offer Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree programme.

The approved institutions are Adamawa State University, Mubi, Adamawa State; Mewar International University, Masaka, Nasarawa State; Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State; Taraba State University, Jalingo, Taraba State, and Nigerian Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State.

This was part of the resolutions taken at the quarterly meeting of the council under the chairmanship of Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN). Acting Secretary to the Council and Director of Administration, Ms. Aderonke Osho, said in a statement that the accreditation was based on the reports presented by the Board of Studies chaired by the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma (SAN).

The Nigerian Law School offers mandatory training for persons aspiring to practice Law in Nigeria.

The council also approved various sanctions in respect of referred admission cases as well as students involved in various forms of examination malpractice and other misconduct.

It also approved the report and recommendations of the Appointments, Promotions and Disciplinary Committee (AP&DC) headed by Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau (SAN), for the promotion and discipline of some senior academic and non-academic staff of the Nigerian Law School.

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