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.