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Reps Put Brakes on 60% Fee Hike for Nigeria Law School

Cursory: The House of Representatives called for the suspension of the recent 60% tuition fee increase at the Nigeria Law School. Concerns were raised about the significant fee hike amid high inflation rates, potentially limiting access to legal education and exacerbating unemployment.

On Wednesday, February 21, the House of Representatives called upon the Council of Legal Education to temporarily suspend the recent 60 percent increment in the tuition fees of the Nigeria Law School. Following a motion by the Minority Leader of the House, Kingsley Chinda, read on his behalf by Ginger Owusibe, the House directed its pertinent committees on Justice and Tertiary Education and Services to investigate potential resolutions to the issue and provide a report within two weeks.

Chinda emphasized the critical role of the Nigerian Law School as the entity through which the Council of Legal Education regulates legal education in line with the Legal Education (Consolidation, etc.) Act Cap. L10, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. He highlighted Nigeria’s current inflation rate of 27.33%, projected to rise to 30.00% by December 2023, as reported by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics and Trade Economics.

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Expressing concern, Chinda noted the approval by the Council of Legal Education of a 60% rise in the Nigeria Law School fees from ₦296,000.00 to ₦476,000.00 for the 2023/2024 Bar Part II academic session. He further pointed out that the 2023–2024 Bar Part II Academic session commenced in January 2024 without allowing prospective students sufficient time to meet the increased fee.

He cautioned that the lack of balance between the Council’s service quality and students’ affordability could lead to a significant decline in law school enrollment, resulting in fewer lawyers being called to the Bar and potentially exacerbating national unemployment among those unable to pursue legal careers.


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