NUC Approves Law Degree Programme for Edwin Clark University




The University hereby announce the take-off of its Law Degree
Programme, in the Faculty of Law, named after the Legal
Luminary, Chief Fredrick Rotimi Alade Williams, in September,
2016. Our Law Degree Programme is kicking off immediately
next month, September”. The elated VC said


The National University Commission (NUC) has approved
the Law Degree Programme of the Edwin Clark University
(ECU), Kiagbodo, Delta State.
Announcing the approval of the faculty of law to newsmen
in Warri yesterday, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Timothy
Olagbemiro said the faculty of law of the university which
had all the necessary facilities to take off was recently
approved by the National University Commission (NUC)
and the Council of Legal Education respectively.
The elated VC said; “The University hereby announce the
take-off of its Law Degree Programme, in the Faculty of
Law, named after the Legal Luminary, Chief Fredrick
Rotimi Alade Williams, in September, 2016. Our Law
Degree Programme is kicking off immediately next month,
September”.
According to him, ECU had recorded a number of
achievements since inception, noting that the approval of
the law faculty was another milestone.
Prof. Olagbemiro said that the University was proud to
state that it’s faculty of law was one of the best equipped
in the country, adding that the aim of the university was to
make its faculty of law one of the best in the country.
He said, “With all modesty, the university I am proud to
state that it’s faculty of law is one of the best equipped in
the country. It is equipped with both physical and
electronic learning resources and optimally functional
facilities, including a state of the art Moot Court and Law
Auditorium. ”
He revealed that the ECU Faculty of Law was named after
the legal luminary, Chief Frederick Rotimi Alade Williams.
The VC used the opportunity to inform members of the
public, specifically suitable candidates that application for
admission into the law degree programme may be
processed either by hand through the University campus or
online.
Professor Olagbemiro also stressed that the University was
committed to its motto of knowledge and development that
was why it has in place all facilities that make learning a
worthwhile experience.
He also thanked the Chancellor of the University, Chief
Edwin Clark, who he described as an outstanding
personality who has sacrificed so much for the
development of the institution.
He said through the magnanimity of Chief Clark, the
Institution has been able to offer scholarship to the first
one hundred students in the 2015/2016 academic session,
adding that students with outstanding performance will
remain in the scholarship till graduation.
Prof. Olagbemiro added that ECU was committed to global
relevance through collaboration with foreign universities
such as Coventry University, Coventry, UK and Chicago
State University, Chicago, USA.
He said the foreign collaboration will avail ECU students
the opportunity of having dual degree from the participating
institutions and enable them participate in exchange
programmes and seamless graduate admissions.
He added that ECU staff will also benefit from the foreign
collaboration as it will encourage staff collaboration,
exchange programmes and other various academic
development interactions.
Also speaking at the press briefing, the Dean, Faculty of
Law, Prof. Allswell Muzan while commending Chief Clark
for giving him the opportunity to head the faculty of law in
the institution, promised to use his wealth of experience in
academic to bear on the university.
Prof Allswell also noted that apart from the usual regular
law courses, the ECU Faculty of law will run diploma
courses which they will make available to other people who
are not lawyers.
He revealed that the faculty of law has been given
admission limit of for students for a start by the approving
bodies, but added that the number will increase in few
years to come.
On his part, the Chancellor of ECU University, Chief E. K.
Clark, thanked Prof. Afe Babalola who he said helped the
Institution financially to ensure that the Faculty of law of
the university takes off.
Chief Clark said the university was the best legacy he could
leave for his children in particular and Nigerians in general,
adding that with the establishment of the university, his
dreams have come true and his life fulfilled.

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