20 bag first class as Law School graduates 4, 350



Twenty persons passed with first class out of a tota of 4, 350 successful candidates who participated in  the March 2021 Bar Final Examination of the Nigeria Law School.

The Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Ciroma disclosed this while presentating the successful candidates for July 2021 Call to the Nigerian Bar, to the Body of Benchers on Wednesday in Abuja.

Ciroma said a total of 5, 770 candidates sat for the March 2021 Bar Final Examination.

” Total number of candidates who participated in the examination were 5, 770 and out of the number, 4, 350 candidates were successful with 20 recording first class”, he said.

He said the figures represented 75 per cent success of the final examination.

Ciroma assured   the institution shall continue to the gate keepers of law profession, adding “as teachers, and administrators, we will continue to uphold the standard and integrity of the Bar.”

Summary of the result showed 432 candidates made Second Class Upper, 2, 174 made Second Class Lower while 1, 724 had pass.

NAN recalled the school had on Tuesday, graduated and to the Nigerian Bar, 884 candidates from its December 2020 batch in addition to four from previous batch

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In his address, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Chairman, Body of Benchers said the graduates were expected to adhere to the of Rules guiding the profession, at all times.

urge you to conduct yourselves in the responsible way expected of you as people in a noble profession.

” As a lawyer, you are an officer of the court and accordingly, you are not to do any act or conduct in a manner will obstruct or adversely affect the of justice.

” The practice of Law is not a right but a privilege.

” It is a privilege can be lost should you fail to live up the requisite professional standards imposed upon you by virtue of your entry into the community of lawyers”, he said.

He warned the Body of Benchers Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee was always determined to discipline any lawyer found wanting or breaching rules of the profession.

RhodesVivour hinted his committee had from January to July, disbarred six lawyers, suspended some following none adherence to the laid down rules.

“Be of good behavior in the of your operations and abide by the ethics and values of the profession, to avoid being brought before the committee”, he advised.

Rhodes-Vivour also encouraged the graduates to continue to read and update their knowledge on both statute and case law in order to grow in the profession. (NAN)