It was gathered that the Nigerian Law School has disclosed that 980 students who sat for its August/September, 2016 final examinations representing about 17.8 per cent, failed and will not be called to Bar November this year.
According to details in a statement signed by the executive director of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Olanrewaju Onadeko (SAN), the results show that about 980 students of the 5, 517 who participated in examination failed, while 4,178 of the candidates passed the examination without any conditions. 359 of them had conditional passes.
The statement also revealed that about 75 per cent of the candidates passed without conditions, while 6.5 per cent had conditional passes.The April batch of the examination conducted by the school recorded 23.6 per cent failure rate. Out of the 3,056 of law school students who sat for the examination, 709 candidates did not achieve the pass mark.
Successful candidates are given their certificates by the Council of Legal Education (CLE) and are later called to bar by the Body of Benchers, subject to the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act.
The Nigerian law school and the Council of Legal Education were established in 1962, following the enactment of the Legal Education Act to ensure the study of the Nigerian customary law by prospective members of the bench