24 students graduated with first class at the August – September 2016 Bar final examinations of the Nigerian Law School, the highest since the school was established, Thisday reports.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko (SAN) giving a breakdown of the figures during their swearing in and oath taking ceremony disclosed that 24 candidates attained the first class grade, while 567 candidates obtained the second class upper division, adding that the number of first class candidates was the largest since the inception of the Nigerian Law School.
A total of 4,225 candidates were called to the Nigerian Bar on Tuesday.
The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Samuel Nkanu Walter Onnoghen in his address to the new lawyers, advised them to perform their roles as legal practitioners with integrity and competence.
“The role of lawyers are multi-faceted; it cuts across virtually every strata of the society. In all this, you are expected to maintain the highest profession standard of integrity and competence at all times. This should be your watch word.”