Nans Orders Fg To Resolve Noun Vs Law School Issue
NANS Orders FG To Resolve NOUN vs Law School Issue
National Association of Nigerian Students issued a three
months grace to the federal government to resolve the clash between NOUN and Law
schools. With this they expect the law schools to start admitting NOUN
graduates in the instituiion.
The students’ body gave
the ultimatum in a statement signed by Taiwo Bamigbade, NANS Senate President
and Abdulakeem Rufai, Clerk of the association on Thursday in Abuja.They said NANS had patiently
watched how after five years of graduation, the NOUN law graduates had been
denied admission into the Nigerian Law School as provided in the NOUN students
handbook, which is a legally binding contract.
The students said that NANS had through a communiqué addressed
to President Muhammadu Buhari called on him to use his good offices to ensure
the matter was resolved.”We make bold to remind you, Sir, that the university was
established by the Federal Government of Nigeria, accredited by the National
Universities Commission (NUC).
“Of course, NANS as a body is not concerned on the continuation
of law programme in NOUN if opposed by the professional bodies.“But we strongly disagree that those innocent Nigerian students,
who suffered themselves with their hard earned money to undertake an accredited
course of study in NOUN as promoted by the Federal Government, will in any way
be jeopardized. We say NO, NO and NO.”We state categorically that any injury to one Nigerian student
is an injury to all Nigerian students and youths in general.“In the light of this, NANS as a body will no matter the price
fight against this prolonged injustice, intimidation and mischief.“If after the forthcoming August 2018 admission, the innocent
NOUN law graduates are still excluded from lists of intakes into the Nigerian
Law School, thus use this three months ultimatum to do the needful.
“We, therefore, implore you Sir, to use your good offices as a matter of
urgency to resolve the lingering crisis as NANS will no longer tolerate any
excuses or tactical delays.”The students’ umbrella also recommended to the Federal
Government to close down the two institutions: NOUN and Nigerian Law School, if
they had become tools of oppression against the Nigerian students.NAN reports that the letter was copied to the Senate President,
Dr Bukola Saraki and Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara.Others are: The Minister of Education; Executive Secretary,
National Universities Commission; Director-General, Nigerian Law School and the