The Council of Legal Education has restated its ban on Law graduates of the Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, Benin Republic from being admitted into the Nigerian Law School.
The council in a statement by its secretary, Elizabeth Max-Uba, on Friday also advised parents and students to be careful in the choice of educational institutions “in order to avoid frustration at the end of the day.”
It said it resolved to sustain the ban imposed in 2015, after its meeting to consider the appeals of the affected graduates on November 25, 2020.
Part of the reasons for the ban, the council said was that the university is domiciled in Civil Law jurisdiction yet its law faculty was offering Common Law courses only, and that the subjects of the programme were specifically designated Nigerian.
The council also noted that the students of the school were 100 percent Nigerians and the language of instruction was English, whereas French is the lingua franca of Benin Republic.