29 bags first class as 4,294 candidates were called-to-bar
Published on December 16, 2017
The Director-General of Law school, Mr Olanrewaju onadeku(SAN) said that 29 out of 4,294 candidate Called-to-bar graduated with First Class in the last examination of August 2017 at Abuja on Tuesday.
Mr Olanrewaju said the 29 candidate are from the University of Ibadan, Osun state University,University if Lagos,University of Nigeria, Unsuka,Obafemi Awolowo University,Babcock University,University of Uyo,Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba,Akoko,Lagos state University,University of ilorin,Ambros Ali University,Afe Babalola University and Igbenedion University. He said the examination was conducted under the supervision of the council of Legal Education.
Mr Olanrewaju congratulate the candidate and said they all merited it, more so that he knows that their family will be proud of them as the law school is also proud of them. Mr Olanrewaju also disclose that 72% success was recorded after the examination as 211 obtained the second class upper grade, 1046 made second class lower grade and 3000 got the pass grade.
Mr Olanrewaju advice the called lawyers to make the best of the profession, he disclosed that they have met the requirements set by the council. “Since it is your freewill to belong to the noble profession of law, you must ensure strict adherence to its norms and ethics. As you are aware, globalisation has impacted on the legal profession with the challenge of bench marking on minimum international best practices, you must ensure you exceed the minimum in all that you do. ”
Onadeku also noted that the successful students had completed the vocational training at the school as prescribed by the Legal Education Act.
“I attest that they are fit and proper persons for call and admissions to the Nigerian Bar,” he said.
In his address, the Chairman of the Body of Benchers and also Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, employ the candidates to practice the profession with diligence and sense of responsibility.
He further encouraged them to promote the course of justice and rule of law, adding that their level of proficiency was of immense significance to the efficiency of the justice system of the country.
“I urge you to acquaint yourselves with the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and all other relevant laws as far as administering justice is concerned.”
“You must not handle a matter without adequate preparation, neither should you handle a matter, which you know or ought to know that you not competent enough to handle.”
“It is advisable to consult your seniors or colleagues in areas you know you are not well groomed, ” he added.
Onnoghen disclosed that the Body of Benchers, whose role also includes disciplinary committee, would not hesitate to bring to order any erring practitioner whose conduct might negate the standards of the profession.
The Nigerian Law School has to date graduated 117, 385 lawyers including all the judges of the superior courts of the country and almost all the legal practitioners.
The event was attended by past and present Body of Benchers, Attorney-General of the Federation, past Directors-General of the school.
Others are members of the National Assembly, some ministers, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the Judiciary sector.
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