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Nigeria gets commendation for training other African lawyers

The Nigerian government has been applauded for providing legal manpower training for law students from the Republic of Gambia, Sierra Leone and the Republic of Cameroon.

Director General, Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma gave the commendation during the 2018 Call to the Nigerian Bar Ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria.

Professor Chiroma also added that some countries from the East and West Africa had visited the Nigerian Law School to solicit assistance on the establishment and development of Law Schools in their countries.

Legal education

The Nigerian law school, which is the training arm of the council of legal education is saddled with the mandates to train graduates aspiring to be Called to the Nigerian bar.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General, Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma said as part of efforts to provide a conducive environment at the Nigerian law school, efforts were under way to provide state of the arts facilities for the institution.

Review of the school's curriculum

He further explained that the school, in collaboration with stakeholders in the legal profession have embarked on an aggressive review of the school's curriculum to include teaching of ethics, legal writing, teaching methodology and methods of assessment.

This is a rare quality in academic institutions in Nigeria today and therefore deserves commendation and emulation by other institutions of learning, he said.

The chairman, Body of Benchers in Nigeria, Mr. Bashir Dalhatu urged the new wigs to shun vices likely to dent their image and the image of the profession.

Mr Bashir noted that sometimes being honest could make the new wigs miserable but it will set them free at the end.

In order to guard the tenets and prestige of the profession, there are codified rules and regulations they are expected to abide by, he said.

A total of 1,550 applicants were admitted into the Nigerian bar in the first batch of the 2018 session.

Source: Voice of Nigeria