If you are reading this article, then you are probably a Law aspirant and you wish to apply to one of the state universities across the country. You might have been wondering about how many state universities are there in Nigeria? Or how many of these universities have been properly accredited by the appropriate bodies? To soothe your worry, we have compiled the List of Accredited State Universities in Nigeria to Study Law.
Law is one of the most professional courses in Nigeria and abroad. We often hear many school leavers say that they want to become Lawyers and we see them working towards achieving that dream. However, it is necessary that before one decides which institution to attend, he gest all the necessary information about the course and what institution has been accredited to study the course.
Following the enactment of the Legal Education Act, the Nigerian Law School and the Council of Legal Education was established in 1962 to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective bench members.
Persons who wish to practice law in Nigeria are required to attend the Nigerian Law School which is regulated by the Council of Legal Education. The steps to be taken by persons who have obtained a university degree in law from a foreign institution and who are willing to practice law in Nigeria are determined by the body.
List of Accredited State Universities in Nigeria to Study Law
There are many universities across the country that have been given accreditation by the appropriate bodies. We have federal and private institutions that have also been accredited to study law. The table below gives the complete list of Accredited State Universities in Nigeria to Study Law, if you are interested in getting a law degree from a state university:
|ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||50|
|EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY||interim accreditation||150|
|EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||60|
|ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY||Interim accreditation «||130|
|DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||120|
|ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH||Provisional accreditation||100|
|KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||60|
|RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||250|
|NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||40|
|AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||120|
|OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||170|
|OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY||Interim accreditation||50|
|BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence||50|
|UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA UNIVESITY||Approval to commence||50|
|IMO STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||100|
|BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence||50|
|CHUKWUEMEKA ODIMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY||Interim accreditation||100|
|LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY||Accreditation Suspended||NIL|
|BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY||Accreditation Suspended||NIL|
|NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation||80|
Interpretation of Terms
The terms as used in the table are interpreted below:
- Full Accreditation: This term means all Council requirements have been complied with by the faculty
- Provisional Accreditation: This term means that the Council requirements have been complied with substantially by the faculty
- Accreditation Suspended: This term means the accreditation of the faculty of Law has been suspended by the Council of Legal Education
- Undergoing Accreditation: This term means that there is a consideration of the University’s application to commence the study of Law but the application has not been approved for the admission of students to the Law Faculty
- Interim Accreditation: This means that subject to further accreditation, approval has been given by the Council of Legal Education for the commencement of the Law Faculty
Important Notice on Admission to the Nigerian Law School
Recognition is not given to any study of law via correspondence, part-time or in a setting other than a conventional full-time study in a University by the Council of Legal Education and the Board of Study for admission of students to the Nigerian Law School and entrance into the Legal profession. Parents, students, and the general public are to take note.