ASUU Strike: Students Cry Out, Fear Missing Law School

Some final-year law students in the Nigerian public universities have cried out over the possibility of not been mobilised for the Nigerian Law School in 2022 due to the ongoing strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Lamenting to Punch on Tuesday in separate chats, some of them said their final year results had not even been processed by their institution.

A student of Obafemi Awolowo University, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “This experience is traumatising. We have been at home since last year. My colleagues from other universities are already in Law School and would be my senior at the bar. If we miss this opportunity again, our colleagues would be our two-year seniors at the bar. We hope this issue is resolved.

“Because of previous strikes, OAU has always had a backlog of students who don’t follow their set to Law School. OAU students at Law School at the moment are our immediate seniors. They are there with students from other schools that are our set.

“So, we are supposed to go to Law School this year. If we don’t go this year, it will be next year.”

Another student who gave her name simply as Tolani, said, “Our mates in other schools are currently in Law School. Our one-year juniors in other schools are going for the next one, they’re doing registration for law school right now and they’ll be going next – October 2022. They’re telling us to wait till 2023.”

She also lamented that their results had not been processed, saying, “Our first semester results since April 2021 haven’t been released fully. Our second-semester examination was completed in November 2021, till today, we didn’t see any of the results.”

Speaking to Punch correspondent on Tuesday, via a telephone conversation, the Dean of the Faculty of Law, OAU, Professor Adedeji Adewole, noted that the issue could not be disconnected from the ongoing ASUU strike.


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