Only the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has full accreditation to offer Law among public and private universities in the country.
The Council of Legal Education disclosed this in a list of accredited and approved faculties of Law in Nigeria published on Wednesday and signed by its Secretary and Director of Administration of the Council.
According to the list, the accreditation of three universities; Lagos State University, University of Abuja and Benue State University has been suspended.
Twenty seven others have Provisional Accreditation; five have Interim accreditation while 19 others have approval to commence.
The Council explained that “Suspended Accreditation” means the Faculty of Law has its accreditation suspended while those with “Interim accreditation” are still subject to further accreditation.
The facilities of those given approval to commence still have to be subjected to further verification for Interim Accreditation status.
The Council expatiated that the accreditation status and approved quotas of recognized faculties was published for the benefit and guidance of the public, parents and students.
|1.||UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN||Provisional Accreditation|
|2.||UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS||Full accreditation|
|4.||UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI||Provisional accreditation|
|5.||UNIVERSITY OF BENIN||Provisional accreditation|
|6.||UNIVERSITY OF JOS||Provisional accreditation|
|7.||UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR||Provisional accreditation|
|8.||UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN||Provisional accreditation|
|9.||UNIVERSITY OF UYO||Provisional accreditation|
|10.||OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|11.||BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO||Provisional accreditation|
|12.||USMANU DAN FODIO UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|13.||AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|14.||UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA||Accreditation suspended|
|1.||NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY||Provisional Accreditation|
|2.||ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY||Provisional Accreditation|
|3.||EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY||Interim accreditation|
|4.||EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|5.||ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY||Interim accreditation|
|6.||DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|7.||ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECH||Provisional accreditation
|8.||KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|9.||RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECH||Provisional accreditation
|10.||NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|11.||AMBROSE ALLI UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|12.||OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|13.||OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY||Interim Accreditation|
|14.||BUKAR ABBA IBRAHIM UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|15.||UMARU MUSA YAR’ADUA UNIVESITY||Approval to commence|
|16.||IMO STATE UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|17.||BAUCHI STATE UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|18.||ANAMBRA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECH||Interim accreditation|
|19.||LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY||Accreditation suspended|
|20.||BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY||Accreditation suspended|
|21.||NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY||Interim Accreditation|
|1.||IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY||Provisional Accreditation|
|2.||AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|3.||CRESCENT UNIVERSITY ABEOKUTA||Approval to commence|
|4.||BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, OGUN STATE||Provisional accreditation|
|5.||BAZE UNIVERSITY ABUJA||Approval to commence|
|6.||AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA||Approval to commence|
|7.||BOWEN UNIVERSITY||Provisional accreditation|
|8.||BENSON IDAHOSA UNIVERSITY||Interim accreditation|
|9.||NIGERIAN TURKISH NILE NIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|10.||JOSEPH AYO BABALOLA UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|11.||AL-HIKMAH UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|12.||LEADCITY UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|13.||AJAYI CROWTHER UNIVERSITY||Approval to commence|
|14.||EDWIN CLARK UNIVERSITY||Conditional Approval to commence|
|15.||MADONNA UNIVERSITY||Currently being re-evaluated|
About the Council of Legal Education
The Council of Legal Education is the regulatory body for the Nigerian Law School, which must be attended by persons willing to practice law in Nigeria.
It also determines the steps to be taken by persons who have obtained a university degree in law from a foreign institution and are willing to practice as lawyers in Nigeria.
The Nigerian Law School and the Council of Legal Education were established in 1962, following the enactment of the Legal Education Act to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective members of the bench.