NUC, CLE in­au­gu­rate com­mit­tee for law pro­grammes across var­si­ties

Daily Trust - - LAW - By Habibu Umar Aminu

The Na­tional Univer­sity Com­mis­sion ( NUC) and the Coun­cil for Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion (CLE) have con­sti­tuted a com­mit­tee to work out modal­i­ties that could stream­line the law pro­grammes in the Nige­rian univer­sity sys­tem.

In­au­gu­rat­ing the com­mit­tee at the NUC sec­re­tariat in Abuja, NUC Ex­ec­u­tive Seec­re­tary, Pro­fes­sor Julius Oko­jie, said the main ob­jec­tive of the com­mit­tee was to en­hance teach­ing and learn­ing of law as well as strengthen it by pro­duc­ing well qual­i­fied lawyers.

He said the com­mit­tee will take cen­sus of all law fac­ul­ties in the uni­ver­si­ties, re­view their sta­tus and ex­plore ar­eas of fur­ther col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween the com­mis­sion and the coun­cil for the over­all de­vel­op­ment of the na­tion’s law pro­grammes.

While call­ing for syn­ergy be­tween the NUC and other pro­fes­sional bod­ies to­wards en­hanc­ing teach­ing and learn­ing in the na­tion’s citadels of learn­ing, Oko­jie said the com­mis­sion is ready to col­lab­o­rate in view of its statu­tory role in ac­cred­i­ta­tion of course and pro­grammes in the uni­ver­si­ties.

He urged them to also draw a roadmap for guar­an­tee­ing the im­prove­ment of law pro­grammes in the uni­ver­si­ties and ad­vised them to see the as­sign­ment as a call to na­tional duty for the ben­e­fit of the na­tion.

In his re­marks, the Di­rec­tor Gen­eral CLE , Mr. Olan­re­waju Onadeko, said the need for syn­ergy is im­por­tant not­ing that pro­fes­sional bod­ies en­abling statutes and the NUC Act ex­pected them to work to­gether to en­sure that ob­jec­tives are met and main­tained.

While as­sur­ing that CLE never vis­ited pro­grammes which the com­mis­sion had de­nied ac­cred­i­ta­tion since NUC de­ci­sion was based on em­pir­i­cal anal­y­sis, he added that, “the fo­cus of the coun­cil was to firm up stan­dard in the pro­fes­sion.”

The com­mit­tee mem­bers were drawn from both NUC and the CLE. Some of the mem­bers in­cluded the Deputy Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary NUC, Mr. Ak­in­bode Ag­baoye, Di­rec­tor Qual­ity As­sur­ance NUC, Pro­fes­sor Chinedu Ma­fina, Deputy Di­rec­tor Nigeria Law School, Dr. Nasirudeen Us­man, Di­rec­tor Aca­demics at the Law School head­quar­ters, Sam OSamolu amongst oth­ers.

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