The Nigerian Law School has produced a total of 24 students who graduated with First Class, after the August/September 2016 Bar final examinations.
This is said to be the highest number since the school was established.
The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr Olanrewaju Onadeko (SAN), while giving a breakdown of the figures, said: “of their numbers, 24 candidates attained the First Class grade, while 567 candidates obtained the Second Class Upper Division.”
The acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Samuel Nkanu Walter Onnoghen, in his address to the new lawyers, urged them to uphold integrity and competence in the legal profession.
“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.”
A total of 4,225 candidates were called to the Nigerian Bar on Tuesday.