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Nigeria Law School: 4779 call to the bar, 161 graduands made first class


The Body of Benchers and the Council of Legal Education on Tuesday call to the Bar a total of 4,779 new wings among them 161 graduands who made first class honours at the Nigerian law school, August/September 2018 Bar Final Examination.

The Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma (SAN), announced this at the ‘Call to the Bar’ ceremonies which began on Tuesday at International Conference Centre Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory said the result is unprecedented and the set unique.

A total number of 5846 students participated in the August/September 2018 bar final examination. He said that among 4,779 graduates and 11 candidates of the previous Bar Final Examination who were successful,

161 graduated with First Class honours.

About “694 new wigs graduated with second class upper, 1275 graduated with second class lower and 2,649 finished with a pass,” Professor Chiroma said.

According to him, 113 out of 161 graduands who graduated with First Class honours are females while 48 are male. However, about 1051 could not make it at the Bar Final Examination.

Among those who were ‘call to the bar’ yesterday is Abba Aji Musa the husband of Justice U. M. Abba Aji the nominee for Supreme Court bench.

Addressing the new wings, the Chairman, Body of Benchers, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu commended the Nigerian Law School for the unprecedented result. He noted that it is the first time in the history of our nation that a total number of 161 students of the Nigerian Law School graduated with a First Class degree.

He said: “This year’s Call to Bar is so unique, as for the first time in the history of our nation, 161 students of the Nigerian Law School graduated with a first class degree. This has become a subject of public discuss in recent times.

“The bottom line is that we should have a system of law teaching and practice which is up to standard and of which we are all proud of and we can be defended at any given point” Alhaji Dalhatu said.

He also commended the Body of Benchers, Body with the highest distinction in the legal Profession of Nigeria, for leaving no stone unturned towards ensuring that the legal profession in Nigeria continues to thrive year in and out.

He continued:”I commend the Nigerian Law School and Council of Legal Education for training the new wigs both in character and learning and impacting the desired knowledge and skills that has helped in shaping the new wigs

“Indeed the curriculum of the Nigerian Law School is such that teaching does not end in theory but deals with practical aspects as well. I hope that the Nigerian Law School will continue to maintain its high standards of teaching and discipline”

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