The Nigeria Law School has graduated 4,350 candidates who wrote its bar final examination in March.
According to NAN, Isa Ciroma, its director-general, broke the news on Wednesday while presenting the successful candidates for the July 2021 call to the Nigerian bar to the body of benchers in Abuja.
Ciroma said that a total of 5,770 candidates sat for the March 2021 bar final examination.
He said twenty persons passed with first-class, with the final exam recording a 75 percent success rate.
A summary of the results, he also said, showed that 432 candidates bagged second class upper, 2,174 made second class lower while 1,724 others had a pass.
“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”, the DG said.
On Tuesday, the school graduated and called to the Nigerian bar 884 candidates from its December 2020 batch.
In his address, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, chairman of the body of benchers, said that the graduates were expected to adhere to the provision of rules guiding the profession, at all times.
He warned that the body of benchers legal practitioners disciplinary committee is 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 and suspended some other following non-adherence to the laid down rules
“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,” he said.
“It is a privilege that can be lost should you fail to live up to the requisite professional standards imposed upon you by virtue of your entry into the community of lawyers.”
The Nigerian Law School had earlier released the results of its 2021 final bar examinations with over 1,300 candidates failing the exercise.
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