BY DAYO ADESULU
The Council of Legal Education has said that 632 students failed their law school examination, while five of them graduated with First Class.
According to the school’s Director-General, Prof. Isa Chiroma,1,864 students of the Nigerian Law School passed the Bar final examinations conducted in January.
Chiroma who made this public on Sunday in Abuja said 2,515 students participated in the examinations.
He described the performance as outstanding, said among the successful 1,864 students, only five made First Class while 632 others failed the examinations.
“Candidates graded in First Class are five; Second Class Upper, 77; Second Class Lower, 633, Pass marks, 1,067 and those with Conditional Pass are 82.
“Six hundred and thirty-two candidates failed the examination, 17 were absent and two results are withheld,” the statement said.
Chiroma explained that only 0.2 per cent made First Class, 3.06 per cent made Second Class Upper, 25.17 per cent made Second Class Lower and 42.42 per cent passed.
The director-general said other performances include a 3.26 per cent for those with Conditional Pass, 25.12 per cent failed the examinations, 0.7 per cent were absent and 0.8 per cent results are being withheld.
He added that screening and Call to Bar ceremony dates for the successful candidates would be communicated in due course.