The Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Tenebe, has criticized the decision of the Council on Legal Education (CLE) to disallow the institution’s Law graduates from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
Tenebe tackles CLE over ‘deprivation’ of NOUN law graduates
NOUN VC, Professor Vincent Tenebe, has criticized the decision of the Council on Legal Education (CLE) to disallow the institution’s Law graduates from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
In a statement quoted in a Daily Trust report, Tenebe noted that NOUN is duly accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC), hence its graduates are qualified.
According to him described the CLE denial of NOUN graduates ars an "outright deprivation of Nigerian citizens desirous of acquiring good education."
He argued that the federal institution "brings in flexibility, affordability and acceptability" to tertiary education by providing access to Nigerians constrained by the admission processes of conventional universities.
"[In NOUN] we have 10 schools which can be referred to as faculties in the conventional universities, and they are all operational at the moment," Tenebe reportedly said.
The CLE had in the past rejected NOUN Law graduates, a development which has caused ripples among stakeholders.
In June, a human rights lawyer, Maxwell Opara, dragged NOUN before a Federal High Court over its law degree programmes.
Tenebe had in January assured NOUN law graduates that they may soon gain admission into the Nigerian Law School and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
He had hinted at the time that former President and noun graduate, , is behind the moves.
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