The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) has released a list of 10 universities whose law faculties, it said, could compete favourably with the best in the world.
A statement by the Director-General (DG) of NIALS, Prof. Epiphany Azinge, SAN, named the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, the University of Jos (UNIJOS), University of Benin (UNIBEN), Lagos State University (LASU) and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, among the 10 best-rated universities offering law programmes.

The statement said the others are; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Babcock University, University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) as well as Igbinedion University, Okada.
According to Azinge, the release was in fulfilment of the legal institute’s statutory responsibility of providing up-to-date information, supervision, guidance and advice to law researchers on any university of choice in Nigeria.
He noted that the 10 universities were chosen after extensive research and scientific data collection on faculties of law in all the universities – federal, state and private ones.

He said, “Our duty demands that we undertake a project of this nature to promote standardisation and for the mutual benefit of the students and the institutions. Thus, the essence of this ranking is to challenge Nigerian law faculties to improve standards in all aspects.
“This ranking is not interminable as law faculties that were not captured in the top 10 ranking are encouraged to improve their standards significantly so as to stand a chance in subsequent years. While those ranked are encouraged not to rest on their oars, they are to work tirelessly to maintain already set standards,” Azinge said.

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