A total of 161 candidates cut across 15 Federal Universities, 14 State Universities and five private universities, bagged First Class at the August/September 2018 Bar examination.
In all, 4,779 out of 5,846 students who participated in the final examinations including 11 candidates from previous Bar examinations were successful.
A break down of the general performance of the law school students showed that out of the 161 (2.75 percent) First Class candidates, 113 of them are females.
Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma SAN, Director General, Nigerian Law School, disclosed this on Tuesday, during the presentation of candidates for call to bar, held at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
Giving more insight into the background of the 161 First Class candidates, Prof Chiroma stated that 21 of them had First Class in their universities, 134 had Second Class Upper, while 6 had Second Class Lower in their universities.
The Director General said “the students maintained their positions as the best of the best in their universities as well as the Nigerian Law School.
“It may interest you to note that 113 of the First Class candidates are females while 48 are male,” the DG stated.
“The general performance, which is unprecedented, justifies the huge investment and sacrifice made by all concerned. We promise to sustain and even surpass the attained record with zeal to continuously progress in all we do as long as our students are willing to excel,” he said.
Also, the chairman of the Body of Benchers, Bashri Dalhatu, commended the new wigs for a good performance in the Bar examination and advised them to undergo sufficient tutelage under experienced senior members of the Bar before venturing on their own.