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Reps decry high law school fees

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The House of Repre­sentatives yesterday expressed dissatis­faction over the high cost of school fees demanded by law schools across the country.
This is as the house mandated its committee on Justice, Tertiary Edu­cation and services and Finance to interface with the Director General of Nigerian Law School and other relevant stake hold­ers on the challenge and requirements of the law school.
This resolution fol­lowed a motion moved by Rep. Mark Gbillah (APC- Benue).
Moving the motion, Gbillah noted that the ex­ponential increase in Law school fees over the last couple of years was alarm­ing.
“The increase in law school fees over the last couple of years for the 2016/2017 session of 250,000 and 295,000 for bar part I and bar II Ni­geria Law graduate which with additional compul­sory payment usually in­crease to between 320,000 to 350,000 respectively and basic school fees of 1,145,000 and 629,000 for bar part I and bar part II for law graduate from abroad which increases to between 120,000 to 700,000 respectively in­clusive of other compulso­ry payment, is alarming.
He added that the pre­vailing economic circum­stances in the country and the insistence by some legal luminaries that the profession is elitist and the training capital intensive, there is need for quick in­tervention by the federal government to address the issue.

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