The Council of Legal Education has released the result of the Bar Final Examination and for the first time in the history of the Nigerian law school over 160 students finished with a first class degree.
A notice released by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Isa Hayatu Chiroma SAN, states that 5,846 students participated in the examination conducted in August, and 4,633 (79.25%) of them emerged successful.
The release says that 161 (2.75%) candidates graduated with a first class. This is reportedly the first time such result is recorded in the history of the Nigerian Law School.
Also, 218 (3.73%) candidates graduated with a conditional pass while 965 (16.51%) of the candidates failed the examination.
According to Punch, only 29 students bagged a first class in 2017.
In 2015, the institution produced only six first class graduates. Three of them from Lagos campus, one from Kano and two Abuja campus.
The Bayelsa, Yola and Enugu campuses did not produce any first class graduate that year.
Making first class at the Nigerian Law School is generally believed to very difficult. However, Oludare Subomi Onokoya who is one of the outstanding Law students, recently spoke to Pulse about his Law School experience and how he defied the odd to be among the best.
Onokoya believes having an outstanding performance at law schools is all about determination and discipline.
“It wasn’t easy, but I won’t say it was too difficult either. It has a lot to do with mindset and believing that all obstacles are surmountable if a person is determined enough.”
However, the Call to Bar ceremony will hold on November 27, 28, and 29 in Abuja.