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The Nigerian Body of Benchers and Council of Legal Education yesterday called to bar a total of 4, 779 candidates that were successful at the August/September 2018 Bar Final Examinations.

Out of the Law graduates, 161 made First Class, comprising 113 female and 48 male candidates. Also, 694 out of a total number of 5,846 students that sat for the Bar Final Exams, made Second Class Upper, 1, 275 of them got Second Class Lower, while 2, 649 got the Pass grade.

Director General, Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma (SAN), disclosed this on Tuesday at the call to bar ceremony in the International Conference Center, ICC, Abuja. He added that 11 candidates from the Previous Bar Final Examination were also called into the Bar.

The SAN said: “The general performance, which was unprecedented, justified the huge investment and sacrifice made by all concerned.

Professor Chiroma said the screening committee of the Body of Benchers carefully scrutinized the record of each of the intending lawyers and found them worthy to be presented for call and admission to the Nigerian Bar.

“The 161 First Class Candidates cut across 15 Federal Universities, 14 State Universities and 5 Private Universities. 21 of them had First Class in their Universities, 134 had Second Class Upper while 6 had Second Class Lower in their Universities.

The Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, remarked that it was the first time in the history of the country that 161 students of the Nigerian Law School graduated with First Class degree.

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