A total of 1,785 candidates were on Tuesday, September 15, called to the Nigerian Bar after they passed the January 2020 Bar final examinations. The Nigerian Law School conducted the examinations under the supervision of the Council of Legal Education.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu (SAN), who spoke at the Call to Bar ceremony held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, revealed that 1,779 candidates passed the January 2020 Bar final examinations, while six candidates were from previous Bar final examinations.
He further disclosed that out of a total of 2,515 students who participated in the examinations, 1,779 were successful. From the successful candidates, five were graded in first class, 76 graded in the second class upper, 633 graduated with second class lower while 1, 065 came out with a pass in the Bar final examinations.
According to Prof Hayatu, the candidates successfully completed the vocational training at the Nigerian Law School as prescribed by the Legal Education Act and had also taken the prescribed examinations and the dining terms 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.”
The DG congratulated the “new wigs” for their hard work, dedication, and steadfastness.