Pan-African Institute of Paralegal Studies Form 2020/2021

Pan-African Institute of Paralegal Studies National Innovative Diploma (NID) Admission Form, Requirements, Duration, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2020/2021 Academic Session [Full Time & Part-Time].

This is to inform the general public that the 2020/2021 Admission for the Pan-African Institute of paralegal studies is ongoing. Interested and qualified candidates are to apply.

The National Innovative Diploma in Paralegal studies operates as a full time and part-time program depending on the preference of the student.


The programme of courses covered by the Institute leads to the National Innovative Diploma (NID) in Paralegal Studies.

Paralegals are often referred to as Legal Executives. These are persons with legal skills who can be employed or wish to be employed by a lawyer, governmental agencies, or other entities in a capacity or function which involves the performance of legal work. They also assist law enforcement agencies, the judiciary, professional bodies, financial institutions, and corporations.

Although not qualified to represent clients in court, Paralegals perform various important legal tasks and administrative duties. For example, the paralegal relieves the workload of the attorney by performing most of the routine legal work, drafting, documentation and research.


The National Innovative Diploma in Paralegal studies operates as a full time and part-time program depending on the preference of the student. The normal duration of the full time program is four (4) semesters in two (2) Academic sessions; A three months compulsory Industrial Training Programme (SIWES) during the First Semester of second year. The normal duration for the part-time program is five (5) semester of two and half (2½) Academic sessions.


There are four normal entry points into the Diploma Programme in the Institute.
•Holders of five credit passes including English Language in SSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB in not more than two (2) sittings.
•Mature candidates with work experience are eligible
•Candidates who scored Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) minimum cut-off point.
•The Institute's Remedial Programme


•Students with qualifications sufficient for the course of study proposed may be admitted provided they have reached the age of 16/17 years on the first year of the admission.
•For admission to the NID Paralegal studies programme, candidates must satisfy the entrance requirements of the Institute.
•Students upon admission shall pay to the Institute the prescribed fees and register as students of the Institute, present birth certificate or declaration of age, documentary evidence of examination qualification for scrutiny at the admissions office.
•A candidate may be required to attend an interview in the institute or any similar test may be conducted to assess students' eligibility.
•The Institute reserves the right to accept or reject an application for admission to a particular course of study



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