Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) on Friday said that it would not matriculate its newly admitted 100-level 2014/2015 Law students until the law programme has been accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. Kabir Akinyemi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Akinyemi said that the university could not matriculate the students because the university was awaiting the accreditation of its Faculty of Law’s courses by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
“The new 100-level law students are not yet bona fide students of the institution because they have not been matriculated and have no matriculation numbers.
“The university is not bound by any law to enroll students, whose courses have not been accredited.”
Akinyemi said that LASU actually did not advertise for vacancy in its Faculty of Law and other departments yet-to-be accredited, but the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) did.
“As at the time the students chose the course in JAMB, the record of the university was not updated on JAMB website; and that is the problem we have with JAMB.”
The don said that it was until the faculty, among others had been accredited, before the fate of the students could be decided.
“I cannot say if the admission of the students is still valid after the NUC will have done its accreditation, because the university’s senate will still have to sit, to decide on that.” (NAN)