- Isah Hayatu Chiroma (SAN), the director-general of the Nigerian Law School, discloses that 147 law students out of 4,456, graduated with first-class
- Chiroma notes 741 students graduated with second class upper, while 2, 247, graduated with second class lower
- The director-general says the Nigerian Law School will continue to uphold the standard and integrity of the bar
The director-general of the Nigerian Law School, Isah Hayatu Chiroma (SAN), has disclosed that 147 students graduated with first-class from the institution following their success at the August 2019 bar final examination.
Chiroma made the disclosure on Tuesday, November 26, when the Council of Legal Education (CLE) called a total of 4,456 law graduates to the Nigerian Bar, the Sun reports.
Speaking at the call to bar ceremony held at the headquarters of the Nigerian Law School in Abuja, the law school boss said 741 candidates graduated with second class upper, 2, 247, second class lower, while 1, 321 came out of with a pass.
The director-general said the Nigerian Law School would continue to uphold the standard and integrity of the bar.
He stated that the institution, which is the training arm of the Council of Legal Education, is a multi-campus institution with headquarters in Abuja and campuses in Lagos, Enugu, Kano, Yenogoa and Yola.
He said the law school, in its 56 years of existence has had uninterrupted sessions as there has never been any incident of the closure of the institution on account of student unrest, strike action by staff or for any other reason.
Chiroma also disclosed also that the Nigerian Law School had contributed to the training of the legal man-power for some African countries.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has lamented over the poor payment of salaries and welfare packages for judges across the country. The Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters said the continuous poor welfare for judges can be discouraging.
The chairman of the committee, Opeyemi Bamidele, during the budget defence with the National Judicial Council (NJC) said an unimproved budget could discourage other future judges from applying for the job
In his reaction, the representative for the NJC, Ahmed Saleh, said the council's challenges on the implementation of the good welfare package for judges and other judicial officers was due to poor funding.
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