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  • 1. StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah © Admission Rate of Law Students in Nigeria
  • 2. In democratic government, the supremacy of the Law is a key element to good governance and freedom to life and living. In order to maintain Justice and Equity, the underprivileged of the society must have access to equal representation with equal support from the Law that also give opportunity to the privileged. A Nation where the rule of Law is suppressed; Freedom of speech, Human right abuse, Corruption and Injustice are usually entrenched. This is why the education of Students in the matters of the Law is as important as hoping for a better country – particularly for Nigeria.
  • 3. Philosophy: The Law programme is designed to ensure that the graduate of Law will have good general knowledge of Law, including a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in society. All human activities social, economic, political take place within legal framework. It is therefore necessary that the student of Law should also have a broad general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education. The programme should introduce students to the general knowledge in Law, acquaint them with principles of judicial process and legal development, and equip them with the basic tools of legal analysis and methods. Legal education should act first, as a stimulus to stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of his community and, secondly, as an intellectual exercise aimed at studying and assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various rules of Law in the society. The curriculum must also ensure that Law is taught as it exists at any given moment, and that every Law student will be comparative in his approach to legal studies bearing in mind that there are many systems of Law (Statutory Law, Common law, Customary Law and Islamic Law) currently in operation. Objectives: A law graduate must be able to use law as a tool for the resolution of various social, economic and political conflicts in society. The training in Law is specifically aimed at producing lawyers whose level of education would equip them properly to serve as advisers, solicitors or advocates to governments and their agencies, companies, business firms, associations, individuals and families, etc. The activities of governments, companies and individuals are expected to be carried out within legal framework. Therefore, the output or end result of the Law programme should meet the needs of such agencies and institutions as international organizations, academic teaching and research institutions, federal, state and local government bodies, various industrial, commercial and mercantile associations and various social, family and domestic groups. Law
  • 4. Nigeria has 128 Universities (as at July, 2013); No. Funding Total 1 Federal 40 2 State 38 3 Private 50 128 Not all these institutions offer Law as a course. According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), there are a total of 13 Disciplines, Law being one of these, is offered in 42 of 128 Universities.
  • 5. No. Funding Law Institution 1 Federal 17 2 State 19 3 Private 6 42 Civil Law Common & Islamic Law International Law & jurisprudence Islamic Law/Sharia Law Private & Islamic Law Public & International Law Law Common Law
  • 6. Course and Institution Course Total Institution Civil Law 10 ABSU, ABU, DELSU, EBSU, ESUTECH, IMSU, UNIZIK, OOU, UNICAL, UNIMAID Common & Islamic Law 4 BAYERO, LASU, UNILORIN, UDUS Islamic/Sharia Law 2 KOGSU, ABU, UNIMAID Law 28 AAUA, ABUAD, EKPOMA, ANSU, UI, BABCOCK, BASU, BIU, BESU, OAU, BOWEN, COVENANT, EKSU, OSUN, IGBINEDION, KOGSU, NASU, RSUST, NOUN, NDU, NPA, UMYU, UNIBEN, UNIABUJA, UNIJOS, UNILAG, UNN, UNIUYO International Law & Diplomacy 1 BABCOCK Private & Islamic Law 1 UNIMAID Public & Private International Law 2 AAUA, UNIMAID
  • 7. Top Application by Law Courses Course 2011 2012 2013 %2011 %2012 %2013 Civil Law 25,701 26,354 24,504 31.58 30.02 24.87 Common & Islamic Law 2,971 2,972 4,283 3.65 3.38 4.35 Common Law 316 639 4,133 0.39 0.73 4.19 Islamic/Sharia Law 1,060 951 1,162 1.30 1.08 1.18 Law 50,814 56,553 64,051 62.43 64.41 65.00 Private & Islamic Law 78 75 85 0.10 0.09 0.09 Public & Private International Law 456 256 327 0.56 0.29 0.33 Total Application 81,396 87,800 98,545 Civil law (24.87%) and Law (65.00%) amounts to approximately 90% of total application.
  • 8. Top Application by Institution Institution 2011 2012 2013 AVG UNIBEN 6,344 6,475 7,554 6,791 UNN 6,285 6,648 7,048 6,660 OAU 5,647 6,070 7,058 6,258 UNIZIK 5,107 5,891 6,498 5,832 UNILAG 5,678 5,396 6,115 5,730 ABU 5,511 3,894 3,904 4,436 UNILORIN 3,764 4,764 4,775 4,434 UI 3,528 3,213 4,271 3,671 UNICAL 3,745 3,189 3,766 3,567 UNIUYO 3,178 3,326 4,093 3,532 UNIABUJA 4,377 3,321 2,257 3,318 IMSU 1,243 3,869 3,966 3,026 NDU 2,958 2,822 2,513 2,869
  • 9. Application by Course & Institution Civil Law Common & Islamic Law Islamic/Sharia Law Law
  • 10. Admission Rate of Selected Institutions 2012/2013 UTME LAW Application Admission Admission Rate UNN 6,648 25 0.38% UNILAG 5,396 302 5.60% UNIUYO 3,326 133 4.00% UI 3,213 144 4.48% EKSU 1,424 110 7.72% UNIMAID 1,138 226 19.86% 21,145 940 4.45%
  • 11. Law Applicants (2000 – 2013) Year Total Application Total Law % of Law 2013 1,735,729 98,545 5.68 2012 1,503,933 87,800 5.84 2011 1,493,611 81,396 5.45 2010 1,182,381 75,244 6.36 2008 1,054,060 68,434 6.49 2007 911,653 56,939 6.25 2006 803,472 50,880 6.33 2005 916,371 69,957 7.63 2004 841,878 68,515 8.14 2003 1,132,392 110,576 9.76 2002 994,380 86,604 8.71 2001 749,417 73,351 9.79 2000 416,381 43,337 10.41 As shown above; averagely, less than 8% of total University applicants are interested in studying Law, of which less than 5% are eventually admitted.
  • 12. Admission Rate (2000 – 2007) FACULTY 2000 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 Administration 6.75 2.83 5.57 4.65 6.87 7.32 Agriculture 46.96 28.64 20.22 61.25 57.32 65.81 Arts 26.9 11.62 17.24 14.82 19.31 17.78 Education 84.95 46.59 85.94 58.59 53.91 41.85 Engineering/Env. 10.99 5.12 8.66 7.07 9.31 9.98 Law 5.61 2.54 3.11 4.3 6.19 6.08 Medical 5.26 2.55 4.23 3.13 4.15 4.31 Science 35.45 15.71 24.5 20.59 21.8 25.91 Social Sciences 9.84 4.05 8.01 5.17 8.01 8.68 Overall, less than 5 of 100 applicants are admitted yearly for Law disciplines, the remaining 95 seek admissions elsewhere
  • 13. The fewer the number of Lawyers or people who are literate as regard the Law of the land, the higher the rate of Human Right abuse, Corruption and Injustice. Evidently, for a country of over 170million people, the number of applicants admitted yearly to study Law is too low and definitely insufficient to meet future needs of the population, most especially those who would need the help of Lawyers and the underprivileged that will need defense against abuse. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation invests in governance and leadership to catalyse Africa‟s transformation; one of its indices for good governance is Participation & Human Rights, Nigeria was ranked 37th in Africa in the 2012 report. Also, the Human Rights Risk Index 2012, ranked Nigeria as “Extreme” in its Poorest Human Rights Risk Index scores.
  • 14. Human Rights Risk Index 2012
  • 15. Creating a Nation where Justice and Peace reigns starts with the commitment to helping people know and fight for their right under a open system of the Rule of Law. This commitment must first begin with our Tertiary Institutions, ensuring that as many as are interested in becoming Legal practitioners, are at the least, given the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Without the Law, the people are Lost and the Nation suffers under the influence of a Few who knows and are ready to take the „Ignorants‟ for a ride, and for as long as they can, as long as they remain ignorant to their Rights and Privileges!
  • 16. StatiSense ® - Wale Micaiah © Freely share, freely use and freely recognize the source – © Wale Micaiah Data source: Analysis by: Wale Micaiah e: walegate@yahoo.com m: 08078001800 b: walemicaiah.blog.com w. www.statisense.info www.jamb.org.ng | www.maplecroft.com | www.moibrahimfoundation.org | www.nuc.edu.ng