A total of 3,600 students of the Nigerian Law School, who were successful in this year’s Bar final examinations, were on Tuesday called to the Bar.
The number included 14 candidates from the previous Bar final examinations, the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Onadeko, said at the ceremony held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Onadeko said the April 2015 examinations were written by resit students after two months of intensive preparation, adding that the students’ performance at the examinations vindicated the decision of the Council of Legal Education for a compulsory intensive revision exercise for students.
According to the Nigerian Law School boss, four candidates out of the total number that were called to Bar came out with First Class, 109 obtained the Second Class upper division, 418 were classified in the Second Class lower division and 1,422 attained the Pass grade.
He said the school has never had its programmes (academic or others) interrupted in its 52 years of existence.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, congratulated the new wigs on passing the bar final examinations and to be found worthy in both character and learning as certified by the Council of Legal Education.