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Nigeria gets 1,785 new Barristers

A total of 1, 785 candidates were on 15th September, 2020 called to the Nigerian Bar, having passed the January final examinations conducted by the Nigerian Law School under the supervision of the Council of Legal Education.

At the ceremony held at Eagle Square, Abuja, the Director General, Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu (SAN), stated that 1, 779 candidates passed the January Bar final examinations, while six candidates were from previous final examinations.

According to Hayatu, 2, 515 students sat for the examinations but only 1, 779 were successful. Out of this figure, five candidates made First Class, 76 made Second Class Upper, 633 graduated with Second Class Lower Division while 1, 065 came out with a pass.

The D.G said the candidates successfully completed the vocational training at the law school as prescribed by the Legal Education Act, and had also taken the prescribed examinations and met all other required conditions set by the Council of Legal Education.

He said: “I am happy to affirm that they all exhibited good manners and decorum during their training. They have also been groomed in the best ethics and ethos of our noble profession.”

Read more: The Guardian

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