The National Universities Commission (NUC) on Monday announced the suspension admissions into the law programme of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Prof. Julius Okojie, NUC’s Executive Secretary said that the moratorium would be in place pending the resolution of issues with the Council on Legal Education (CLE).
The Council on Legal Education (CLE) has persistently disallowed NOUN’s law graduates from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
“This matter is being addressed because it is between us, CLE and the university.
“What we have done in the interim is stop new intake into that programme so that they do not have a backlog; we are addressing the issue.
“I must say that the law programme in National Open University (NOUN) was approved by the NUC; it is our responsibility.
“When CLE came up with the idea of no part time law, NOUN did not consider law a part time programme by their mode; so they did not stop the programme.’’