The Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Professor Vincent Tenebe has said the institution’s Law students were qualified to be admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
Tenebe explained in a statement that the decision of the Council on Legal Education to stop NOUN‘s Law graduates from gaining admission into law school was “outright deprivation of Nigerian citizens desirous of acquiring good education,” adding that the school was duly accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He said NOUN is a federal government-owned university established to ensure that all Nigerians who are desirous of acquiring qualitative education but are constrained by admission processes into conventional universities can all key into it, stressing that the open university is a system of education that “brings in flexibility, affordability and acceptability.”
The vice chancellor said that NOUN works by a blue print “and in it we have 10 schools which can be referred to as faculties in the conventional universities, and they are all operational at the moment.”
Itwould be recalled that the Council on Legal Education had in the past disallowed graduates of the School of Law of the NOUN from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.