The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), and some students from its Faculty of Law are in a dispute over the exclusion of 70 students from the list of those being mobilized for admission into the Nigerian Law School. The affected students graduated during the 2021/2022 academic session and are expressing dissatisfaction with their exclusion while students who graduated this month are being selected to go to the Law School.
According to the students, they are being sidelined despite having no carry-over or reasons that should delay their admission to the Law School. They are raising concerns about the criteria used for selection, alleging that it was unfair and not transparent.
However, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof. Ifeoma Enemo, defends the management’s decision, explaining that the eight-month ASUU strike affected the timing of the students’ final papers. She clarifies that the selection was based on academic performance, with two-thirds of the slots given to 2021/2022 graduates and the rest to current students.
Enemo appeals to the Nigerian Law School to increase the admission quota given to UNN, citing the faculty’s status as the oldest law faculty in the country. The situation has raised tensions among the students, and the faculty management is adamant that their decisions were just and unbiased.