Law students of National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, have been applauded for their academic excellence during a moot court competition in Enugu.
Dr. Ferdinand Agama, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law and Acting Head of the Public Law Department at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), who praised the NOUN students emphasized the significance of Moot Court Competitions as a crucial part of legal education, offering students practical exposure to the legal system.
Dr. Agama pointed out that Moot Court competitions are an integral component of training for students pursuing legal education, especially in undergraduate programs. He elaborated, “In this simulated courtroom scenario, students take on the roles of advocates, representing both the plaintiff and defendant sides, presenting evidence, and engaging in persuasive arguments. Their aim is to convince the judge of their stance and address legal questions effectively.”
This competition provides a miniature version of a genuine courtroom setting, mirroring legal procedures and trial processes. Dr. Agama underscored the importance of Moot Court competitions for students, emphasizing that it allows them to demonstrate creative thinking, articulate responses to queries, and showcase their oratory, writing, and persuasive skills. Moreover, it ignites students’ enthusiasm for their academic journey, helping them uncover their potential in the field of law.
Participants in the competition were selected from various study centers located in the South-east region of NOUN.
The opening of the event was presided over by Prof. Alexander Uche Onyia, the Director of the Enugu study center, who urged the students to exhibit their academic prowess and intellectual acumen. The competition spanned from Tuesday, October 3, 2023, to a grand conclusion on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
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