The Vice Chancellor, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Abdalla Adamu yesterday said the university has suspended admission into its law degree programmes.
Adamu said this in Abuja when he visited the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC) Prof. Abubakar Rasheed in his office.
He said the suspension of admission into the programme followed advice by the National Universities Commission (NUC)? that students should be stopped from undertaking the course pending the resolution of the inability of its graduates to go to Law School like their counterparts from other universities.
The Council for Legal Education had exempted law graduates of Open University from attending Law School on the ground that the mode of study at the Open University is either by correspondence or part time.
Adamu said such interpretation of the Act establishing NOUN by CLE was at variance with the prevalent global understanding of the mode of instruction of Open University.