By Daniel Edu
Prof. Isa Chiroma, SAN, the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, has announced that 65% of candidates were successful in the school’s final examinations held in July. He made this revelation during the presentation of the general performance of the candidates at the October 2023 Call to Bar ceremony in Abuja.
A total of 1,666 students participated in the July examination, with 1,085 of them passing. Chiroma urged the successful candidates to make the best use of their legal education and adhere to the norms and ethics of the legal profession.
He also highlighted that both the academic and non-academic staff of the law school closely monitored the candidates during their training, emphasizing that the graduates are fit and proper individuals to be called to the Nigerian Bar.
Retired Justice Mary Peter-Odili, the Chairman of the Body of Benchers, encouraged the graduates to serve the country with a commitment to justice, devoid of bias, and to constantly enrich their legal knowledge with statutes, case laws, and legal opinions. She stressed the importance of respecting senior lawyers, adhering to the legal profession’s dress code, and using social media responsibly to maintain the profession’s reputation.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Suleiman Sani, a parent of one of the graduates, expressed his gratitude for witnessing the ceremony and seeing his daughters become lawyers. He considered it a divine privilege and thanked God for their success. He also prayed for all the graduates, wishing them prosperous legal careers and advising them to remain thankful to their parents.