Members of The House of Representatives, on Thursday called for the reduction of the fees being collected from students by the Nigerian Law School.
The House has now mandated its Committees on Justice, Tertiary Education and Services, and Finance to interface with the Director-General of Nigerian Law School and other stakeholders on the issue.
The motion was proposed by Mark Gbillah (Benue-APC), who said the increases in the fees over the last few years was alarming.
The prevailing economic circumstances in the country and the insistence by some legal luminaries that the profession is elitist and the training capital intensive, calls for quick intervention by the Federal Government.
It is important the Federal Government and all stockholders stop paying lip service to the problem and initiate an emergency national discourse to safeguard the future of this Nobel profession.”
Contributing to the motion, Rep. Abubakar Adamu (Niger-APC) said:
From the look of things, we are making education for the rich alone. How can a child of a poor person afford N400,000 to attend law school?