Bukola Fatimat Alada, a graduate of University of Ibadan has emerged the overall best graduating student in the March 2021 Bar Final Exams of the Nigerian Law School.
The Council of Legal Education, Bwari, Abuja released the 2021 Bar Final Results of the last set of the Nigerian Law School on the 6th of July 2021.
A total of 5,770 students sat for the exams and 20 students (0.07%) made first-class while 432 (7.49%) students made Second Class (Upper Division).
Furthermore, 2,172 (37.64%) students made Second Class (Lower Division) while 1,725 (29.90%) had pass.
35 (0.61%) students had conditional pass while 1,326 (22.98%) failed. 60 (1.04%) students were absent.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Ciroma stated:
“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 that the figures represented 75 percent success of the final examination with Bukola Fatimat Alada being the best.
Professor Ciroma assured that the institution shall continue to remain the gatekeepers 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 that 432 candidates made Second Class Upper, 2, 174 made Second Class Lower while 1, 724 others had pass.
NAN recalled that the school had on July 27th, 2021, graduated and Called to the Nigerian Bar, 884 candidates from its December 2020 batch in addition to four others from previous batch.
In his address, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, Chairman, Body of Benchers said:
“I urge you to conduct yourselves in the most 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 that will obstruct or adversely affect the course of justice.
The practice of Law is not a right but a privilege.
It is a privilege that 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 warned that the Body of Benchers Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee was always determined to discipline any lawyer found wanting or breaching set rules of the profession.
Rhodes Vivour hinted that his committee had from January to July, disbarred six lawyers, suspended some following none adherence to the laid down rules.