38 state indigenous students attending the Nigerian Law School will have their tuition and registration costs paid for by a N27.5 million grant approved by Kebbi Governor Nasir Idris. Commissioner for Justice Junaidu Bello-Marshal announced the announcement on Monday in a statement that was made public in Birnin Kebbi.
The authorised monies are meant to help students with their financial burden, especially in light of the Nigerian Law School’s recent fee rises. Bar Part I students would receive N650,000 apiece, while 28 Bar Part II students will receive N750,000 each, according to the commissioner’s specifications.
The decision to seek the governor’s approval was prompted by the recent fee adjustments imposed by the Nigerian Law School, with Bar Part II fees now set at N476,000 and Bar Part I at N353,000. Governor Idris swiftly responded to this financial challenge, demonstrating his commitment to providing quality education for all residents of the state.
Bello-Marshal thanked the governor for his support and noted that it was a manifestation of his pledge to promote and prioritise high-quality education in Kebbi. He exhorted the students who will profit from this to act as excellent representatives of the state.
This programme not only demonstrates the governor’s commitment to education, but it also demonstrates how he has responded proactively to new issues that law students have encountered. Without a doubt, the financial aid will be essential in allowing young future solicitors to concentrate on their education without having to worry about rising costs. Governor Idris’s dedication to funding education is a step in the right direction towards strengthening Kebbi’s future legal professionals.