Senate okays six additional Nigerian Law School campuses

The Senate has passed a bill to increase the number of Nigerian Law School campuses in the country from 7 to 13.

The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to amend the Legal Education (Consolidation, etc) Act by establishing the campuses for the Nigerian Law School, and for other related matters” was sponsored by Kogi West Senator Smart Adeyemi.

The passage of the Bill followed the adoption of the recommendation of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters that considered the Bill. The Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, presented the report.

According to the Bill, campuses of the Nigerian Law School and their locations include Bwari Law School Campus, FCT, Abuja; Kabba Law School Campus (Northcentral); Jos Law School, Plateau State (North Central); Yola Law School Campus, Adamawa (Northeast), Maiduguri Law School campus, Borno State (Northeast); Lagos Law School Campus (Southwest) and Ilawe Law School campus, Ekiti State (Southwest).

Others are Kano Law School Campus (Northwest); Argungun Law School Campus, Kebbi State (Northwest), Enugu Law School Campus, Enugu State (Southeast); Okija Law School Campus (Southeast); Yenegoa Law School Campus, Bayelsa State (Southsouth); Port Harcourt Law School Campus, Rivers State (Southsouth) and Orogun Law School campus, Delta State (Southsouth).

According to the Bill, “There shall be established a minimum of two campuses in each of the six geopolitical zones, as specified in the schedule to the Bill.

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