Association urges govt to invest in training of law teachers

THE Nigeria Association of Law Teachers, NALT, has urged government and corporate bodies to improve on its investment in the training of lawyers and improvement of teaching facilities in institutions of learning.

President of the NALT, Dr. Abdulkareem Abubakar Kana stated this while addressing journalists in Keffi, Nasarawa state. He said the association was founded 51 years ago as the umbrella body for all professors of law, deans of law and other law teachers in all faculties, schools and colleges of law in the country.

NALT also restated its commitment towards ensuring that the teaching of law in Nigerian institutions of learning is given the necessary boost especially in terms of the needed infrastructure and welfare of teachers in the overall interest of the country.

Kana who was elected at the last annual convention of the association which took place at the Afe-Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, said, “the body has the mandate of ensuring best practices in the teaching and study of the legal profession in the country intent upon keeping up with the ever constant evolution in legal practice and the need to keep abreast and in pace.”

The new President, who is the Dean faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University Keffi, also disclosed that Nasarawa State University, would host the 2016 annual conference of the body with the theme “Law and the Economy.”