The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to increase the number of law School campuses from six to 12 across the six geo-political zones of the country.
Senate Approves Six New Law Schools
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.
Presenting the report during Tuesday’s plenary session, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele says the bill seeks the establishment of a minimum of two campuses in each of the six geopolitical zones in the country.
The existing Law School campuses are located in Lagos (Southwest); Abuja (North Central); Yola, Adamawa State (Northeast); Kano (Northwest); Enugu (Southeast) and Yenegoa, Bayelsa State (South-South).
The additional campuses approved by the Senate are Kabba Law School Campus, Kogi State (Northcentral); Maiduguri Law School Campus, Borno State (Northeast); and Argungu Law School Campus, Kebbi State (Northwest).
Others are Jos Law School Campus, Plateau State (North Central); Okija Law School Campus, Anambra State (Southeast); Orogun Law School Campus, Delta State (Southsouth) and Ilawe Law School Campus, Ekiti State (Southwest).
Meanwhile, a bill seeking to raise the educational qualification for the president, governors, and legislators has passed the second reading at the House of Representatives.