Nigerian Law School Graduates 1,562 Students – Lady In Hijab Controversy Finally Called To Bar
The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday, July 10, announced that about 1,550 students were successful after the April 2018 Bar final examinations even as it put 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 and Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate who sparked controversy for challenging the restriction on use of hijab during the last call-to-bar ceremonies, made the list.
Speaking at the July Call to Bar ceremony for the successful candidates in Abuja, the Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Ciroma, 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.
Congratulations BARRISTER Amasa Firdaus who was called to bar today with her Hijab. That didn’t come so easy, her victory is one of the many good advantages of Social Media. She fought not only for herself but for the generation to come. History will surely be kind to her. pic.twitter.com/GzFTGvm4eh
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) July 10, 2018
The Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Ciroma disclosed this at the July Call to Bar ceremony for the successful candidates in Abuja.
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.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a summary of the examinations showed that two, out of the 1, 550 made second class lower while others had pass mark.