The Nigerian Law School increased its tuition from N296,000 to N476,000 as a result of the ongoing economic difficulties experienced by Nigerians as a result of the recent loss of gasoline subsidies.
Alumnus of Abuja Law School who wished to remain anonymous confirmed the news to Newsmen, claiming the additional charge would prevent underprivileged students from realising their ambition of getting into the bar.
“Yes, it is true that they have increased our school fees to N476,000.
“This latest increase will deprive a lot of students studying law at the undergraduate level from achieving their dreams of being called to the bar, looking at the current situation of the country,” she said.
Corroborating reports of the increase @UkomahM, who shared a picture of the breakdown of the reviewed fee payable by new law school students, described the latest increase as an insane development.
“LAW SCHOOL INCREASES FEES BY ABOUT 61%. The last set admitted in Nigerian Law School paid N296,000… Now, with the addition of N180,000, the new aspirants to the Nigerian Bar will pay N476,000 as fees for law school. Tuition & Accommodation is N10,000, the rest is secondary but compulsory. It is insane… Just so you know, many law firms in Nigeria still pay young lawyers between N30k to N50k. After paying N150k per session in government university for 5 years and paying about N500k for law school, you’ll be paid N50k monthly,” @UkomahM wrote.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the most recent hike in tuition was implemented many months following national increases at some universities and unitary schools.
Remember that in July, the Federal Ministry of Education on behalf of the federal government raised the tuition for new students enrolling in Federal Government Colleges, also referred to as Federal Unity Colleges, to N100,000.
According to the government, almost every aspect of the school’s operations, including tuition and boarding fees, uniforms, textbooks, deposits, exercise books, prospectuses, caution fees, ID cards, stationery, clubs and societies, sports, extra lessons, insurance, and other things, will be impacted by the most recent fee or charge increase.
Additionally, among the universities that have raised their tuition are Obafemi Awolowo University, the University of Lagos, and the University of Ibadan.
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