by Stanley Azuakola
1,116 candidates were called to bar on Tuesday June 19 at the Nigeria Law School. Of the number, none managed a first class. However, there were five candidates who graduated with a second class upper, twenty three with a second class lower and the remaining 1, 088 with graduated with a pass.
At the occasion, the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Dr. Tahir Mamman, advised the new lawyers to avoid complaining about the absence of jobs, saying that “if they could not find formal jobs, they should create jobs for themselves.” He expressed hope that the education and qualification obtained by the lawyers from the Law School will open the doors to a more fulfilling life.
Dr. Mamman also disclosed at the event that two recently qualified lawyers were caught while attempting to write law school examination for two students. He said that their case has been taken up and a petition would be sent to the Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers to debar them.
Mamman said, “I want to end this part by mentioning the unfortunate incident during the last examination where two recently qualified lawyers collaborated with two students and attempted to write the examination on behalf of those two students.
“They were caught and will soon be charged while the school is preparing to petition the Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers so that they could be barred from practising as lawyers.
“Clearly, they should not be associated with this honourable profession.”