On this article we are going to analyze the Philosophy and Objectives of Law department/faculty, vision, mission and admission requirement “Post UTME and Direct Entry”
PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
In line with the National Universities Commission’s General Philosophy and Fundamental Principles of Curriculum Development, the Faculty of Law programme is designed to turn out graduates in law who will use their knowledge of law for social engineering. Without a clear understanding of the importance and the role of law in society, the knowledge of law remains a blunt tool in the hands of a law graduate. However, with the knowledge of the interaction of law with the social, economic and political lives in society, the law graduate will be better equipped to use law for the advancement of society.
Thus in the formulation of the Curriculum, we have taken care that the laws will be taught in such a way that the students will be very aware that law as Holmes and Friedman once opined “is not a brooding omnipotence in the sky but a flexible instrument of social order based on the economic, political and social values of the society which it is mean to serve.” In teaching the law, our students are exposed not only to acquire the techniques, skill and knowledge of the principles and rules of the substantive laws in action, but also to know the scope and functions of the law which they may be called upon in future to interpret and administer.
In keeping with the aforementioned, the objectives of this law faculty are as follows:
* to provide social and adequate knowledge of the law which will bring to bear the contemporary functions and purpose of law to human co-existence;
* to broaden the focus of the law student to appreciate the interrelation between law, social and political issues relating thereto;
* to ensure that the student understands and appreciate the working of the judiciary as a veritable tool in the development of the law;
* to create in the student, analytical and empirical approaches to the study of law, particularly equipping the law student to face the challenges of the ever changing world;
* above all, to produce a law graduate who can compete keenly and favourably with his counterparts all over the globe.
To be an acknowledged international centre of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and consultancy, which will produce functional law graduates who at all times will be worthy in learning and character.
To create a conducive and favourable environment for optimal learning, research, and intellectual development, that will meet with global challenges in the 21st Century.
Candidates of this category must possess Senior Secondary Certificate, or an ‘0’ Level Certificate with credit passes in five (5) subjects, including English Language and English Literature obtained at not more than two sittings. At least one of the credits must be in a science subject or at least pass in Mathematics, such a candidate must also have an acceptable pass in the Joint Matriculation, Examination.
Candidates of this mode of admission must conform with the National Universities requirements for direct entry. Those include:
* Must satisfy U.T.M.E. requirements in (i) above plus A two-year or three-year Diploma certificate or second class upper or lower division degree in related courses;
* Must satisfy U.T.M.E. requirements in (i) above plus Three (3) papers at Principal or Advanced level in the Higher School Certificate or G.C.E.
* Must satisfy U.T.M.E. requirements in (i) above plus two papers at principal or Advanced level or H.S.C or G.C.E.