This post contains the current Nigerian law school fees payment for the 2019/2020 academic session paid by students attending Nigerian Law School. It also contains the guidelines on how to pay for the tuition fees for NLS for foreigners also.
With the current economic situation of the country, Admission into the Nigerian Law School is quite expensive. We listed the full list of accredited courses offered currently at the Nigerian law school. Fees that will be paid for the 2020 academic session also increased.
The information on the Schedule of fees payable for 2019/2020 session by all students of Nigerian Law School written below can also change as the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria deems it fit.
Special Remedial School fees for Nigerian students is N250,000. Special Remedial Fees for Foreign students is N650,000 Acceptance fee is N20,000. Verification of Result is 5,000.00 Breakdown of Result is N2,500.00 Call to Bar Processing Fees is N30,000.00 Certified True Copy of document is N3,000.00 Identity Card is N1,500.00 Introduction Letter is N2,000.00 Loss of Certificate is N5,000.00
Nigerian Law School Fees for 2020
Are you an aspiring student of the Nigerian Law School and want to know how much is the fee? You are on the right page. This article will discuss “Nigerian Law School Fees 2020: Full breakdown”. However, before doing that, the article will give an overview of the Nigerian Law School, it campuses and addresses as well as the requirement to gain admission into the school.
An Overview of the Nigerian Law School
The Nigerian Law School is an educational institution set up by the Government of Nigeria in 1962 to provide a Nigerian legal education to foreign-trained lawyers, and to provide practical training for aspiring Legal Practitioners in Nigeria. Until the school was established, legal practitioners in Nigeria had received the requisite training in England and had been called to the English Bar.
To be eligible to be admitted into the one-year compulsory law school training, you must have successfully completed a law undergraduate degree (in this case an LLB.). Over 70,000 students have graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
The Law School offers course in criminal and civil litigation, property and corporate law, as well as a course in ethics. Anyone who has obtained a University degree in law and wants to practice as lawyers in Nigeria must attend the Nigerian Law School. The Council of Legal Education gives certificates to students who pass the Bar Part II examinations, and these students are then called to the Bar.
Some of the notable alumni of the school includes Abdullahi Adamu, former Governor of Nasarawa State, Alex Ekwueme, first elected Vice President of Nigeria, Magnus Ngei Abe, Senator representing Rivers South East, Oladipo Diya, former Vice President of Nigeria, Senator Godswill Akpabio, former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mary Odili, Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Gabriel Suswam, former Governor of Benue State, Simon Bako Lalong, Governor of Plateau State, Sullivan Chime, former Governor of Enugu State and Edwin Ume-Ezeoke, former Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives in the second republic.
Nigerian Law School Campuses
The Nigerian Law School currently has 6 campuses with its headquarters being the one located in Bwari, Abuja. The first Nigerian Law School campus was built in Lagos in 1962 before it was moved to its current location in 1969.
Abuja Law School Campus
- Address: Nigerian Law School, Bwari, P.M.B 170, Garki, Abuja
- Phone No: +2349068057726
- E-mail Address: [email protected]
Lagos Law School Campus
- Address: Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, P.M.B. 12610, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Phone No: +234(1)2714986, +234(1) 8105305
- E-mail Address: [email protected]
Kano Law School Campus
- Address: Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, PMB 3568, Jos Road, Kano.
Enugu Law School Campus
- Address: Agbani, Enugu State, Nigeria
Yola Law School Campus
- Address: Wuro Hausa, Yola, Nigeria
Bayelsa Law School Campus
- Address: Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Full Breakdown of the Nigerian Law School Fee
As you already know, the Nigerian Law School is expensive. For years now, there have been suggestions and pleads from various quarters of people and associations begging the Federal Government to subsidize the fee law students in the Nigerian Law School pay so it can accommodate law school.
Aside the expensive nature of the school fees, their wears and books are super expensive, making it difficult for children of poor Nigerians to attend the school.
One of such plea was in 2009 when Asbayir Abubakar, a legal practitioner called for reductions in the fees paid at the Nigerian Law School in order to accommodate the less-privileged into the legal profession.
Despite the plead and complaints, the fees still remain high. One thing about the fee is it variability by session. The law school fee varies yearly.
Currently, fees payable by the students is N295,000. Below is the breakdown of the money.
- Tuition = N10,000
- Hostel Accommodation = N30,000
- Hotel Caution Deposit = N10,000
- Term Dinners = N12,000
- Cocktails = N12,000
- Library Development = N30,000
- Sports and Recreation Facilities = N5,000
- The Nigerian Law & Practice Journal = N7,000
- Examination Bar Part II = N25,000
- Course Materials = N20,000
- Development Levy = N20,000
- Student Year Book = N4,000
- Identity Card = N1,000
- Postages by Courier = N2,000
- Medical Registration = N10,000
- V-Sat and Info Tech = N30,000
- Insurance = N5,000
- E-Handbook (CD-ROM) = N3,000
- Facilities Maintenance = N33,000
- Quality Assurance = N15,000
- Security Services = N15,000
Guidelines on How to pay for the Nigerian Law School Fees
There are accredited banks designated for the payment of the Nigerian Law School fees. Although, the E-collection scheme payment method can also be used to pay online, you can also walk into any of the accredited banks and pay your school fees. Below is a guide on how to pay for the Nigerian Law School fees via a bank
Payment through the Bank
- Visit any designated bank branch that accept law school fees payments
- Make a request that you want to make payment for your Nigerian Law School to the Council Of Legal Education.
- Provide the following on the teller given: Payee name, payment type, amount, purpose of payment and other relevant information required of you.
For more inquiries about payment of the school fees or if you have any difficulty in the process of making payment either online or through the bank, you can send a mail to the law school contact: [email protected]. Office hours: 8 am to 4 pm (Monday to Friday).