Additional 1562 new wigs called to Nigerian Bar

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A total of 1,550 candidates were yesterday called to the Bar in Abuja, after their successful completion of the final bar examinations held in April.

Addressing the Body of Benchers, the Director General, Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma, noted that out of the 1550 applicants, two candidates passed with second-class lower division, while 1548 had a pass grade.

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Chiroma added that the bar examination was conducted by the Law School under the supervision of the Council of Legal Education, with a success rate of about 68.9 per cent.

The DG further disclosed that the Council of Legal Education had in 2016, approved that all re-sit students for the Bar final examinations must undertake two months revision exercise to be eligible to write the examination.

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The DG also informed that Nigerian Law School under his administration has embarked on reforms aimed at improving the welfare of students.

Meanwhile, the embattled law graduate, Firdaus Amasa, was among the new entrants, seven months after she had been denied call to bar in her hijab.

Amasa was denied entrance to the International Conference Centre, Abuja on December 12, 2017, where the call to bar programme was to take place, for refusing to remove her hijab.

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The Body of Benchers and Nigerian Law School had declared that her hijab violated their dress. Amasa was among the 12 graduates from last session, who joined the 1550 others.

Congratulating the new wigs, Chiroma enjoined them to make the best of the legal profession, since it was their choice to be lawyers.

“You must also ensure strict adherence to its norms and ethics,” he stated.

The DG also informed that Nigerian Law School under his administration has embarked on reforms aimed at improving the welfare of students.

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He informed that the Nigerian Law School under his administration has embarked on reforms aimed at improving the welfare of students.

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