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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Over 3,000 Students Fail Bar Exam At Nigerian Law School

Olarenwaju Adesola Onadeko, Director General, Nigeria Law School
Olarenwaju Adesola Onadeko, Director General, Nigeria Law School
Over 4000 students of the Nigeria Law School have decried the mass failure at the Bar examinations. The students who paid over N300, 000 for the one year programme lamented that over 70 per cent of them failed the examination, that is a prerequisite for them to be called to Bar.

The students blamed their failure on the Director General of Nigerian Law School, Olarenwaju Adesola Onadeko. They claimed that Onadeko wants to destroy their career by failing them en masse. The students called for a review of the examination as well as their results.


Some of the students who sent text messages and email to PM News explained that some lecturers also want the results to be reviewed. “Save Law School Students: The DG Olarenwaju Onadeko has come to destroy the future of over 70 per cent of students who wrote exams in August and has run to the United Kingdom to seek solace,” a text message read.


Having endured long academic strike while in school some of the students who had spent over seven years in tertiary institutions before they could attend Law School accused the DG of marking them down on purpose. “#Please save the future of 5000 law school student, so that the results may be reviewed because some lecturers are in support of this movement as they know the DG asked for a lot of scripts to be marked down. Please this is the least you can do,” another text read.


Another student said: “the mass failure at the Nigerian Law School is an insult to the legal system. Kindly help address this issue by calling the attention of authorities that matters; while another simply read: “#Please save the future of 5000 law school students”.


“We the law students of Nigerian Law School protest the poor handling and marking of our Bar 2 final exam. Please we need the media to come to our aid,” an email read.


“The Nigerian Law School released the 2013/2014 August result. It was a Tsunami! Out of 6000 candidates who registered, about #2172 passed. We are talking of about #4000 students who failed”.


Another student then pointed out the financial implication of going to the Law School. “Do we say 4000 students paid N300,000 not counting expenses for one year, feeding, books, then prepared to FAIL?


At the time of filing this report, our correspondent was unable to reach the DG or any member of management.


Onadeko was the former Deputy Director General of Lagos campus and the former secretary to the council of Legal Education and Director of Administration of the Nigerian Law School.

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