Amasa Firdaus,the Nigerian Law graduate who was denied admission into the bar for refusing to remove her hijab has been called to the Nigerian Bar today with 1,549 others.
The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday says 1,550 students were successful after the April 2018 Bar final examinations while their success rate is put at 68.6 per cent.
The school also called to the Bar 12 other graduates from the previous 2018 final examinations.
The Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Ciroma disclosed this at the July Call to Bar ceremony for the successful candidates in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a summary of the examinations showed that two, out of the 1, 550 made second class lower while others had pass mark.
He said that the performance was justified following the approval of the Council of Legal Education that re-sit students for the final Bar examinations must undertake two months revision exercise for eligibility to write the examination.
While presenting the candidates, he said that they took the prescribed examinations as well as the dining terms and met all required conditions set by the Council of Legal Education.
“I am happy to affirm that they all exhibited good manners and decorum during their training.
“They have also been groomed in the best ethics and ethos of our noble profession,” he said.
He congratulated the graduating students and called on them to make the best use of the profession while ensuring strict adherence to the norms of the practice and ethics.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, called on the graduating students to shun all forms of vices capable of denting the image of the profession.
Partly sourced from Punch