NBA News Update: Law School DG Recounts Growth and Development of NLS

At one of the Call to bar Ceremony the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School Prof, Isa Hayatu Chiroma recounts how far the Nigerian Law School has come. Credit to https://www.nigerianlawschool.edu.ng/ the DG opined that
Without sounding immodest in this auspicious event, you all will agree that the Nigerian Law School has had phenomenal growth and development, suffice this to say that from inception, the Nigerian Law School has been solely responsible for the vocational and practical training of University law graduates for admission to the Nigerian Bar. From its humble beginning in 1963 with 8 students at its one block Campus at 213A, Igbosere Road, Lagos, the Nigerian Law School has grown to a six-Campus Institution spread across the country with a yearly intake of well over 6,000 (six thousand) students as stated above.

PIC. 2. SECRETARY TO COUNCIL AND DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION, LAW SCHOOL, MRS
ELIZABETH MAX-UBA (2ND L), GIVING OUT CERTIFICATES TO LAWYERS DURING THEIR CALL TO BAR
IN ABUJA ON TUESDAY (15/12/15).WITH HER IS ADMINISTRATION OFFICER, STUDENT AFFAIRS UNIT,
BABATUNDE TOKOSI (L).
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This is a testimony to the healthy astronomical growth, not just of the institution, but also in the legal profession. In about 56 years of its existence, the School has had uninterrupted session as there has never been any incident of a closure of the Institution on account of student unrest, strike action by staff or for any other reason. This is a rare quality in academic institutions in Nigeria today and therefore deserves commendation and emulation by other institutions of learning. For these years, there has never been, at the Nigerian Law School, any incident or report of secret cultism, a menace which has ravaged our higher institutions of learning, and the secret is the insistence of the Council of Legal Education on the good character of the students as a condition for both admission into the Law School and recommendation for Call to the Bar. The Nigerian Law School has contributed to the training of an entire arm of government – the judiciary. It is a tribute to the School that all Judges of the various Courts in Nigeria (including the Chief Justice of Nigeria) are products of the Nigerian Law School. Likewise, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, all States’ Attorneys-General and Commissioner for Justice and Law Officers serving in their Chambers are all products of the School. It is also significant that a large number of members of various tiers of the legislative arm of government in the country are products of the School. 5
The School has also contributed to the training of the legal manpower for our sister African countries like the Republic of the Gambia, the Republic of Sierra Leone, and the Republic of Cameroun. A number of countries from East and West Africa have visited the Law schools to solicit information and assistance on the establishment and development of the Law schools in their various countries. Just recently the Nigerian Law School received a high-powered delegation from the Law Development Centre, Uganda, who was in Nigeria on benchmarking and working visit to the Nigerian Law School. The products of the School have a commanding presence in another sphere of the public and private sectors such as the Military, Police, Customs, Immigration, the Oil and Gas sector, Banking and Finance, Insurance and the Corporate world in general, Professors/Lecturers in the Universities and other tertiary institutions.
Some of these products have achieved the profound feat of getting to the top of their career nationally and internationally. In fact, many serving Governors in Nigeria are products of the Nigerian Law
School, and many more past governors and a Head of State, Chief Ernest Shonekan, GCFR.

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