Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
PARENTS and sponsors of law graduates preparing for the Nigerian Law School have been told that the Schedule of Fees for BAR II 2022/2023 session for each student is N296,000 and not N1, 210 million in circulation.
Stonix News reports that a fake Schedule of Fees for BAR II 2022/2023 Session with the letterhead of the NLS scheduling the school fees at N1,210 million has been in circulation on the social media.
Reacting to the fake school fees schedule, an official at Awka Bar, Onye-Nkuzi Mmuozoba, in a statement obtained by Chief Robinson Ariyo, a barrister and Itsekiri chief, said the actual total fees amount to N296,000 only.
According to her, the amount covers all expenses inclusive of accommodation, tuition, and dinners among others.
The statement personally obtained by Chief Ariyo and posted on his official Facebook page reads:
“On matters concerning the Nigerian Law School, one of the advantages we have at Awka Bar is that we have a member from whom we can verify information before we take positions one way or the other.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the all-inclusive fees for the Bar Part 2 program at the NLS is *296,000* (Two Hundred and Ninety-six Thousand Naira only).
“This is inclusive of accommodation, tuition, dinners and *every other item.*
“That paper on which the so-called list of fees is written is not our letterhead paper. But members of the public may not know the difference.
“Our experience is that every year some fraudulent intending students clone our ‘letterhead papers’ and create bogus bills which they present to their unsuspecting parents/sponsors in order to make money out of them.
“Our all-inclusive fees is *296,000* (perhaps the cheapest in tertiary institutions of its kind in Nigeria).
“The fees are payable through the remita platform.
“Please kindly help us to inform all concerned parents and guardians,” Onye-Nkuzi Mmuozoba pleaded.