About 1, 805 prospective lawyers have failed the bar final examinations, the Council of Legal Education has revealed.
According to results released by the council yesterday, out of the 5588 candidates who sat for the exams conducted in April and May, 2015, only four candidates made First Class and a total number of 109 candidates made second class upper.
The percentage of failure is put at 64.8%, as revealed by the director general of the Nigerian Law School, O. A. Onadeko, who stated that a total number of 2,736 students participated in the Bar final resit examinations for the 2014/2015 school year.
The four first class candidates were Sani Fatima Bombom from the Abuja campus of the law school, Mbonu Genevieve Chinyeaka (Lagos Campus), Olowu Adetutu Abisoye (Lagos) and Abajuo Reason Emma from the Enugu Campus.
“The call to the Bar ceremonies for the successful candidates will hold from October 20 to 22 , 2015, in Abuja”, Onadeko further announced.
Vanguard reports that successive DGs of the institution had expressed similar concerns over the declining standards and high failure rates being recorded in the bar exams. Moreover, a further breakdown of the results revealed that the candidates who had earlier failed the exams in the 2014-2015 session recorded the highest number of failures after resit.