4000 Law Students Decry Mass Failure, Call For Review

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.

Olarenwaju Adesola Onadeko, Director General, Nigeria Law School
Olarenwaju Adesola Onadeko, Director General, Nigeria Law School

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.

95 COMMENTS

  1. It is a well known fact that exams are meant to b passed and also failed but it is obvious the DG never intended for us to pass,am sure my colleague at the Abuja campus would find it hard to forget the so called inspiring speech MR DG delieved to us somedays to the most important exam in our life “you can not pass my exam,even if you saw my paper 2hours b4 the exam” there was a chill silence in hall but honestly who says this to his student,some of us thought he said that to gear us up,until there was no l supply of light from 12 midnight till dawn during the exam period,as thou this wasn’t enough He maliciously reduced MCQ time to 50min for 100question leaving approximately 3sec for a question with scenarios .The fact that He would independently ask for remark of the already concluded exam without due process shows that he is desperate,autocratic and power driven and I suggest MR DG should have his own moral standard reviewed,he defiantly pushed it there,and @ john ufot,taye it a shame u guys are confused people seeking to confuse the public, A good grade @ law school does not makes a experience lawyer but practice(the Arena),it either you people are jobless or you are one of those bad eggs, the system is try to flush out *so much for bn a bencher*LoL. There is a reason Y seniority exit in the legal profession. and as for Ranmigos you compared ACCA ICAN with Bar final ,you erred ther bcos this exams mentioned can be writing by anybody even an undergraduate it,So I wonder what Nigerians would gain from watching the future of 4000 souls bn maltreated?do you even know that if they come back to re write this exam the highest grade they can have is a PASS where is the good conscience and justice in the so called temple of justice. We plead with our Council of Legal Education, Senate and most of the citizens of Nigeria to save 4000 citizen’s dignity. All we ask is to review our Exam. GOD BLESS NIGERIA

  2. It is a well known fact that exams are meant to b passed and also failed but it is obvious the DG never intended for us to pass,am sure my colleague at the Abuja campus would find it hard to forget the so called inspiring speech MR DG delieved to us somedays to the most important exam in our life “you can not pass my exam,even if you saw my paper 2hours b4 the exam” there was a chill silence in hall but honestly who says this to his student,some of us thought he said that to gear us up,until there was no l supply of light from 12 midnight till dawn during the exam period,as thou this wasn’t enough He maliciously reduced MCQ time from 60min to 50min,to answer 100question leaving approximately 3sec for a question with scenarios .The fact that He would independently ask for remark of the already concluded exam without due process shows that he is desperate,autocratic and power driven and I suggest MR DG should have his own moral standard reviewed,he defiantly pushed it there,and @ john ufot,taye it a shame u guys are confused people seeking to confuse the public, A good grade @ law school does not makes a experience lawyer but practice(the Arena),it either you people are jobless or you are one of those bad eggs, the system is try to flush out *so much for bn a bencher*LoL. There is a reason Y seniority exit in the legal profession. and as for Ranmigos you compared ACCA ICAN with Bar final ,you erred ther bcos this exams mentioned can be writing by anybody even an undergraduate it,So I wonder what Nigerians would gain from watching the future of 4000 souls bn maltreated?do you even know that if they come back to re write this exam the highest grade they can have is a PASS where is the good conscience and justice in the so called temple of justice. We plead with our Council of Legal Education, Senate and most of the citizens of Nigeria to save 4000 citizen’s dignity. All we ask is to review our Exam. GOD BLESS NIGERIA

  3. tyty, l passed the exam, l’ m not trying to bring anyone’s name down, cos it can be my turn tomorrow. She went to the exam hall with Land Use Act. l sat close to her. l just don’t want to report her. what I said was the truth nothing but the truth. She is a party animal. Relax you don’t know what your friends are capable of doing. She is not the only one that made first class, why didn’t I said that the others cheated to pass.

  4. @tyty, I passed the exam .l’ m happy she’s your friend.so, you can confront her.l sat close to her during the exam. She went to the exam hall with Land Use Act.,She was lucky I did not report her I ‘m not trying to spoil her name. what l said was the truth. Don’t forget she is a party animal.

  5. The DG of the Nigerian Law School will be unfair to the people of NLS Yola if after seeing the condition on which we wrote the bar finals and still want us to face Sam again. We wrote that exam in an uncompleted building with a leaking roof without light, that we had to use candle light to write our our exams. We where tormented by heavy wind, rain that we had to adjust our seating position severally. Too bad. We were not given extra time rather, time was reduced frome the usual time given to answer bar questions.

  6. PLEASE ADMIT US TO THE LAW SCHOOL, WE HAVE LL.B ALREADY BUT WE ARE DENIED.

    please Nigerian law students help us at National open university of Nigeria appeal to the council of legal education to admit us. some of us have first class, second class upper, but were denied admissions by the so called DG. nigerians please help us

  7. The two students who made first class from abuja campus, are very very smart. Both had first class from their universitie. They r Ny friends and saying one of den cheated ti pass bar1 is a LIE from the pit of hell. Pls stop saying what you clearly know is false. I made a 2’1 n I wanted a first class, to me that’s a bad result, but u don’t see trying to bring anyone down. Stop blaming people for ur failures in life. You v a chance at resit, take it n study well. God bless you.

  8. I want to call on the Council of Legal Education and Body of Benchers to swiftly intervene to review the poor results of the Bar exams. The exams of the Bar exam is not to fail students but to test how well students can fare as lawyers. For 4000 students to fail out of 6000 students is to say the least that there is something seriously wrong with the way and manner the scripts were marked. The intent is not to fail student but to groom them for the Bar and so assuming without conceded that students perform poorly the tendency will be to soft pedal so that the failure rate will reduce to the barrest minimal but a situation where a remarking of earlier marked scripts is ordered just to bring down the pass rate and magnify the failure rate to proof some unnecessary deity personality is not only callous, wicked, evil, bizarre, brazen and unacceptable. Bar exams is not to make a perfect and infallible lawyer otherwise learning the robes with seniors would be unnecessary after Call to Bar. Thus, Law School can not give any assessment that can in some one swoop prepare the life for the profession without need for practical learning and self development. Even Practising Lawyers learn every day how much more aspiring lawyers. The time effort, resources, expectations and prayers is enough to warrant review of this exam. Please a review is necessary in the interest of justice because its unpardonable to denie persons who are eligible to be called from being called if a review of the result will allow for this. A good number of these students are calling on God to intervene to save the waste of their endeavour and lives. Coming back to write exams might sound easy and soothing but think of the trauma, pains of unrewarded labour and feeking of injustice where the justice of a review would have solved the matter. Finally, God has ordained everybody to be want they should be; its a curse and evil omen for anyone to dare to stop such a person. Some persons may never want to try again and who knows what they would offer the legal profession after success at the Bar is not judged by grades. Again, our society will not be the better for it because should frustrated students vent their anger on society some Law School Lecturers may well be victim bcus problems of society affect all and sundry. The better thing to do is to review this result. Thank you.

  9. Its quite disheartening dat such tin happend,am a victim, am still tryin 2 wrap ma brain around wah happend, this same DG caught a guy smoking in my campus, buh the student was neva suspended, this same DG told us law school is nt for everyone,dat dia is a primary school in lagos dat pays 500k, its so unethical for a man 2 say dat, a father figure for dat manner,its quite sad, law school aint his father’s inheritance,if as a lecturer, his student failed, d blame lies on d lecturer, all our sleepless nyt couple wif d intensed environment,reduced d time to 50mins? Den negative marking? Who does dat! God will fight for us all in jesus name.AMEN

  10. Olanrewaju Onadeko was surprised when he got the news that the students passed well after all his ambushed. 50 minutes for the MCQ, 4.00pm instead of 3.00pm starting time. The man should be happy that we all did well.

    Please!!! mr DG have mercy on us. We take back calling ourselves the golden sets if that is or was a problem. We are your adopted sons and daughters.

  11. Council of legal education, should please intervene now before it’s too late.
    They should have a change of heart and review the result for God’s sake.

  12. I think the man called Olanrewaju Onadeko is a very wicked man. He came to address the students before the exams that he would not apply the negative marking again and asked the students on that day, 14/08/2014 that they should thank Pastor Osamolu and others for their efforts in persuading him to change his mind about the negative markings.
    Now what did he do, he went back behind them because of the high pass rate and apply the negative marking. I think we all should challenge the Council of legal education and the dg for this illegality. Negative marking was a clear violation of due process and since we are not his adopted sons and daughters as he said during his speech to the students. I advice all to go back to that speech and listen very well, and you all will know that he is a very wicked DG.
    I prayed they review the markings.

  13. For the third time, let there be a review of the bar part 2 2013/2014 result which we all know that the overseers had a preconcieved motive to fail students in order to feed their sadistic and wicked ego on how much a God they can be. On the other hand, it could be that Onadeko just want to maliciously show that the former DG was unacceptably lenient while he is better. Again, he might be thinking that the office he is holding now is the same as the DPP of the Gambia where he saw things through the lens of a criminal and somehow 4000 should be charged for failure. Be careful before u make notorious any other person that goes by your surname. Those scripts must be reviewed. To those that think that 4000 actually failed, it is not bad to think abstractly but be conscious of when you become a permanently psychotic all in the name of sounding different.

  14. I still dnt believe i failed, bt everything is in God’s hand all our labour shall nt be in vain, nt human bt God will call us all to bar this year

  15. All over the world professions like law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, journalism, etc are jealously guided. It is only the best of the best that pass the professional exams. that is why you see tight regulation of these professions, not in Nigeria, where every criminal is a SAN. Most of the people writing here are kids who as always don’t want to walk the rope but become overnight revelation. That’s the Nigerian syndrome.

  16. l passed but not happy with my result, one of the students that made first class cheated to passed Bar 1,and there is no club in Abuja that she does not know,she goes clubbing all the time.She is not a serious student.How on earth she made first class?.Food for thought.

    • Onadeko has failed….the man is a sadist…i wish all your children and generations failure…what else should have been covered and was not read.you are just a God forsaken fellow…if u actually want to reap the fruit of your labour,let us reap ours by you reviewing our exam…let my corporate law be remarked…

  17. Do a thorough investigations in the net and check the misdemeanours, persistent tampering with filled forms, by whom, for what, to get their names into the Guinness Book of Records, for stupidity or what? For ethnic fufilment of arrogance? What for? The names must be published, and students allocated to the various schools. The government needs the taxes. You can run the government that way. The government never asked you to raise double taxation by extortions into your pockets. Doing that is a security and trust breach. Stop celebrating victory. You have no victory to celebrate. Avoid plans of lynching any protesters, you brood of vipers and liars. You shall never succeed stroke and paralysis shall be your portion. You shall lie down but never slumber, you offsprings shall reject and abandon you. You shall look so rejected and dejected, with no assisyance from any quarter. Your manipulations shall be your fall. Your shall fall by it, and the innocent availed. These words shall come to pass. So help us God.

  18. Once again. These DGs are not Gods. It’s a fact that they are instrumental to every confusion,right from before assumption of the office. Some can still recall some of the lawyers activities, so-called seniority used, calculated to turn students to pimps, and also their undisclosed and nocturnal runnings outside the law schools. Tampering with the formats of the forms to determine whom to attend and whom not to attend the law school. You.can send out calender of an academic year online without given admissions. You communicate to individuals differently based on how stupid and insensitive some of the candidates are. Once a tax is paid, in what ever form, once genuine, it becomes the duty of the secretary to embark on identifying the admitted students, and for the respective DGs to publish and inform the law enforcement agents for a confirmation that a particular student hasn’t attended the law school, and had at several times paid for the forms at the bank. Was the form issued a fake one. Are the servers of these forms malicious? Is there any one posing a hinderance to the law school and the government? Are there one of the professional female lies and their conspirators. What are there targets? Do you hide somewhere to read these texts and mimic,to show how wicked, arrogant, diabolic, and stupid you are? What is your mission? Must someone marry you daughter or colleagues? Must you give your daughter in marriage to the wealthy, and by using threats, and embarking on oppressive and frustrstive moves? These people you are working with are only going to wreck you. Are you God? Can you frustrate a conscious and alert mans destiny? Where emphasize on a particular person? Are you not content with your image,God’s creation? Instead you embark on self pity on whom to attend the law school, whom to be called to bar, whom to be called to the bar, if not you cannot survive, eat? Whom to marry whom? These practices are classified as imbecilic. Desist from all these, should things go wrong, the bank discovered you’ve been using their agents to perpetrate and perpetuate all these crimes and propage a counter should a lope hole blow off, what do you think? Subsequent on all these. You are not Almighty God to engineer all these and feign ignorance, therefore you are caused. The wrath of God shall be upon you for been a part of all these transactions. All you lay your hands on shall not prosper yeild any fruit. Your successors shall treat you like a play thing, so also your co-conspirators and allies. It shall not be well with you. I refer these to all the diabolic conspirators lingering and hovering in these vicinity’s. So help us God. One wonders why a law school form, well filled and save be tampered with from the portal. And issues are being calculatively raised. Repent, publish the admitted names. Admission is to all who purchased on line. Else it shall not be well with your children theteafter. You shall never eat where you didn’t sow, talk of of enriching your siblings.

  19. The massive failure of students at Bar Finals is uncalled for. When you consider the years of studies, the resources put and the monumental efforts put in you cannot but weep for students.Some of us have not failed exams in our lives before. Its indeed a sad commentary about Law School. Even practising lawyers are not above board. Even the DG would fail if exams were marked this way in his time.The ideal thing is to review the marking of the results

  20. pls equity n fairness demands a remark of ds results. i find it extremely difficult to beleive dt these 4000 potential lawyers failed ds exam. dia shld b remark of dia papers.

  21. I’m shocked at some responses from people whom society should apparently be looking up to,and one wonders why stagnation remains the norm in our dear country,all of a sudden its convenient to lord it over helpless students and throw fair hearing to the dogs,asking for a review isn’t synonymous with asking for free marks….its appauling that the same men and women we look up to would come on social media to display a dictorial highhandedness,no system is infallible,the results should be reviewed! Even tho I did not fail this exam I really could have done better,a lot of colleagues,some of whom were my bettrs failed this exam…what was d basis for 4000 students failing an exam that should be a qualifier?he who seeks equity,should do equity,if the law school wanted to review the timing for the mcq,it shld have been foretold before hand,the law school authorities should have have provided the amenities to facilitate the students in passing this exams,how do 6 adults share 3 tables and chairs while preparing for a professional exam…The era of the military is gone,and civilian govts must learn to do equity,this feeling or may I say illussions of grandeur and infallibility must stop….what’s to say there were no mistakes while marking those scripts?what gives any1 the right to being the Alfa n omega who can’t be budged!

  22. Let us go back to history. The 6-3-3-4 system of education emphasized on 6 years maximum at the primary level, 3 years maximum at the junior secondary level, 3 years maximum at the senior secondary level and 4 years maximum at the university level. It is disrespectful of the lectures to embark on leadership disrespect. The law course naturally is suppose to take the duration of 4 years, if in voilation of the 6-3-3-4 system then subsequent studies should as provided by terms of networking be apprenticeship. That is the law school be apprenticeship and no examinations, except students who agreed by filling specified forms insisting on writting the bar examination. Where these forms are not filled to write an examination, the students’ results,ie their university results are upgraded, ie elevated a step higher, ie from 3 class to 2nd class lowers, from 2nd class lowers to 2nd class uppers, etc. But where a 2nd class uppers candidate fells he/she can elevate in performance at the law school to 1st class then specific forms be filled to enable and buttress that claims/assertions.
    Why these students are complaining when their presence are felt in every networking and underground is really surprising.they ought to insist on their rights. That was the terms of the agreement as far back in the 1980s. Stand for your right and persist. On-lookers,passers-by will understand your plights.
    The said lecturers are obviously disrespectful to their leaders right from time. Obviously and internationally disrespectful to all, by being extortionate to tax payers. These cannot continue. Wanton disrespect cannot be tolerated. Yes sir, yes sir, for being on the presidents, governors, ministers list ought to stop. Protest the uncultured seek for sexual intercourse in the guise of failing, delaying and grinding these students. These must stop. A minority few cannot lord it over you. It is a right, take it. Be bold and courageous. Protest for these rights, make it a heritage, stand by it, defend it with all your strenght. Deny the fact that there was an examination, if they don’t have an iota of respect for their leaders, their incessant grave for salaries atrears and clandestine demands. These also may be the reasons for constant grinding and threats to students’ retrogressions instead of progression for a brighter future. Mobilize, you know your rights.cheer up. Your life is in your hands. The stubborn ones have a place. Air your views and stop the incessant seek for sex and extortionate tendencies of these lecturers from all quarters. Thank you pretty ladies and handsome gentlemen. Don’t allow them take you gentility for carpet to be trampled upon. Gentility sometimes means demostration and expressions, not muteness. Thank you. I will be back.

  23. Most of those who failed this exam deserve it. I also finished this year. Two of my room mates who failed were so lackadaisical with their work and even one confessed that she paid to pass WAEC. Don’t blame law school but blame the failures.

  24. We are just complaining for nothing. The D.G is not to be blamed. Let check yourself out and know where the problem lies. U are just wasting your time with all this publications.

  25. At this junction, I would like to correct some folks who are comparing the bar exam with the ANaN or other professional exams that only 10% they claim pass.. First, when you enrol with the nig law school, you’ve signed an agreement not to be engaged in any other activities for the year.. You go for lectures as a regular student from your hostel for 20weeks by thumb printing to sign in and out for each day. You go for group meetings every evening after each lecture. Your life is basically studying for the bar for the owe year leaving other engagement such as family, your job and all other ways of life. Is it the mental torture and disrespect from the teaching and non teaching staffs, unnecessary queries you get all in the name of been fit and proper, six persons in a room in the hostel, poor power supply, water supply and all other things we did experience in a year? All these sacrifices are different from any other sacrifice from other professions.. You can’t compare this with someone who works and earn his living, attends to family pressure and study for ICAN and d rest, much pressure will be on such a person to even concentrate and pass the exam. The law school is a school. So if 70% has failed the school authorities has failed. They intentional marked us down. Everything we rumour came to past. From the MCQ test which was initially 60mins to 50mins. We were not informed not until we got into the exam hall. We still find a way through. Imagine knowing your answers but can finish it or probably ticking another option under a serious pressure. Rumour has it that not more than 3000 will be called to bar this year. Imagine if 5000 student had really pass. Then some would have to pay for it. This isn’t a welcome development. These people knew what we went through. If you aren’t there with us you certainly won’t understand. Onadeko didn’t do well at all.. This guys then wouldn’t do better than most of us did. Even the pass rate was a “P” few 2-2 and 2-1. You can’t just collect money from people and sabotage there destiny. That’s unacceptable. Some people fail no doubt.. But trust me, a lot didn’t. We know ourselves. I therefore join the campaign for the bar exam to be reviewed.

  26. The result reflect nothing but the wickedness of the new DG. Am a bar part one student who just finished the bar part one in Abuja, also over 124 student out of 567 student who took the exam failed. If one actually wants to increase the standard of the examinations in the law school, it should be started by raising the quality of lecturers in the law school. Some of the lecturers are just youth coopers who read for an exam and made first class or so, that is not enough to teach people with experience in the game over a long period like what we experience in the bar part one course this year.
    These lecturers, some of them do not even know the position of the law in some issues, thereby giving conflicting information. If you try to draw their attention to it, you will be threaten with their so call fit and proper slogan. Is very sad.
    The DG has failed in his endeavour, he behaves like someone who is not happy, I have watch him speak and see nothing but sadness and wickedness all over him. Many of us have practised in the United Kingdom for over 10 years and have done other important international examinations.
    This issue should be looked into before this man will tarnish the good image of the Nigeria Law School. The law school is the only Nigeria School given serious recognition by most Universities abroad, so one should not sit down and watch a sadist give the law school a bad image.

  27. I have taken time to painstainkingly read the previous comments. While some are obviously emotional, others are downright ignorant. I am one of the affected students; I didn’t fail but I had a 2.2 which I equate with failure. Most of us started studying IMMEDIATELY lectures began. Through out my stay at the law school I can’t remember ever sleeping for six hours straight. It was all about reading, in the morning, noon and night.I abandoned my facebook and twitter accounts and replied to my pings once a day. I remember going home for the christmas and EAster breaks and having my parents complain that reading should be suspended until school resumes.We were constantly reminded of how difficult the bar finals are so most of us intensified our studying. In most rooms of the NLS students read in shifts and have discussions about their lectures.
    I for one was shocked when the time frame of the exams were reduced right IN the HALL! Also, an questions notorious for being practical based where altered to be theory based. We CANNOT be accused of not doing our part. Imagine our dismay when the results were released!
    Please, asking for a review is not too much. I donot blame the DG, but I’m confused.We just need to understand what went wrong. What did we do wrong? What changed? Why did all our efforts not count even though the exams were not particularly difficult?
    It is easy to dismiss this after reading, but who knows? Tomorrow it may be you or your loved one. Evil triumphs because good people keep silent; so let’s Speak out and our voices will be heard.#reviewtheNLS2014results#

  28. I personally went to law school 2 years after graduating uni, only for me to come and fail. Most of us who didn’t go to law school immediately after uni, we failed. The DG or CLE have to do something about this.

  29. At this junction, I would like to correct some folks who are comparing the bar exam with the ANaN or whatever to call there professions that only 10% they claim pass.. First, when you enrol with the nig law school, you’ve signed an agreement not to engaged in any other activities for the year.. You go for lectures as a regular student from your hostel for 20weeks by thumb printing to sign in and out for each day. You go for group meetings every evening after each lecture. Your life is basically studying for the bar for the owe year leaving other engagement such as family, your job and all other ways of life. Is it the mental torture and disrespect from the teaching and non teaching staffs, unnecessary queries you get all in the name of been fit and proper, six persons in a room in the hostel, poor power supply, water supply and all other things we did experience in a year? All these sacrifices are different from any other sacrifice from other professions.. You can’t compare this with someone who works and earn his living, attends to family pressure and study for ICAN and d rest, much pressure will be on such a person to even concentrate and pass the exam. The law school is a school. So if 70% has failed the school authorities has failed. They intentional marked us down. Everything we rumour came to past. From the MCQ test which was initially 60mins to 50mins. We were not informed not until we got into the exam hall. We still find a way through. Imagine knowing your answers but can finish it or probably ticking another option under a serious pressure. Rumour has it that not more than 3000 will be called to bar this year. Imagine if 5000 student had really pass. Then some would have to pay for it. This isn’t a welcome development. These people knew what we went through. If you aren’t there with us you certainly won’t understand. Onadeko didn’t do well at all.. This guys then wouldn’t do better than most of us did. Even the pass rate was a “P” few 2-2 and 2-1. You can’t just collect money from people and sabotage there destiny. That’s unacceptable. Some people fail no doubt.. But trust me, a lot didn’t. We know ourselves. I therefore join the campaign for the bar exam to be reviewed.

  30. Onadeko u and I know that I passed that civil litigation! ! I need an impartial justice of the Supreme Court to access and mark that script!!!

  31. I passed the bar exams a few years ago and I am glad to say I read like I didn’t pray and I prayed like I didn’t read.Such is the nature of Bar final exams.
    People fail exams for various reasons however,these reasons should not be inflicted by the examiners.
    At the last bar exam students had to write their Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) in 50mins instead of the usual sixty insufficient minutes. Suffice to say that students were not given sufficient notice of this important change prior to the examination. In addition, during the theory papers students had an additional excruciating 30- 45mins wait in the examination halls before the almighty question papers arrived. This meant that exams ended at 6:30 -7pm as opposed to the usual 6pm.
    Exams finished, external markers marked for almost 2 months but the results from the marking was not satisfactory to the Director General so,he apparently asked some internal markers to remark the scripts within ONE WEEK with very harsh marking guide.
    This to me only speaks injustice on every parallel. Is it really possible that over 4000 students failed to prepared for this professional exams?
    Or is the GD only bringing to life his threats at the Anglican church he was witnessed to have attended where he made questionable statements?
    Some students might have failed to prepare adequately however,I refuse to accept that at least 800 students from each of the five campuses were unprepared.
    In my humble opinion  Onadeko is trying to make a statement to showcase the inefficiency of his successor but this should not  be at the expense of the students.
    I therefore submit that the results and scripts be revisited and amended accordingly.
    I rest my case.

  32. Onadeko please send my civil litigation script to the CJN to mark it for me. If after marking it she tells me that I didn’t get at least a 50% mark I will quit the legal profession.. How can u say I failed civil litigation when I know that I passed that course well!!!!

  33. To be frank everything is wrong with law school. starting from Lagos Campus. Hope is not punishment for taking their inadequacy to the press that resulted to this massive failure. we all pray for a better institution like law school and not scary world.
    please there should be a remark, it was a huge sacrifice that requires a reward of celebration and not sorrow and anguish.

  34. I passed the bar exam done years ago and I am glad to say I read like I didn’t pray and I prayed like I didn’t read.such is the nature of bar final exams.
    People fail exams for various reasons.these reason should however not be inflected by the examiners.
    The last bar exam was conducted in a very unfair manner as student had to write their Multiple Choice Questions exam in 50mins instead of the usual 60 insufficient minute suffice to say that students were not informed of this time change prior to the examinations. In addition, during the theory papers students had an additional excruciating 30- 45mins wait in the examination halls before the almighty questions arrived. This additional time meant that papers ended at 6:30 or 7pm.
    Exams finish external markets did their marking over a period of almost 2 months but results apparently was not satisfactory to the Director General so,he asked some internal markers to remark the scripts within ONE WEEK with very harsh marking guide.
    This to me only speaks injustice on every parallel. Is it really possible that over 4000 students failed to prepared for this professional exams?
    Or is the GD only bringing to life his threats at the Anglican church he was witnessed to have attended. At the church he

    • Why should the DG and the Nigerian Law School that is charged with promoting the theory and practice of Law turn round to destroy the Law of Examination. The fact that the DG unilaterally removed 10 munites from the MCQ questions without giving prior notice to the students is a total viiolation of examination law which the DG was appinted to promote. By this negligent action, every student that wrote that exam should be given 20% bonus mark on the mcq paper. Again, the DG reduced the 3 hrs for each paper to 2 hrs 30 mins . Again, the students were not informed of this reduction in time of theory papers. All the students should be given 30% bonus on each paper.

      If the report that the DG rejected the result submitted by the independent markers is true , it then means that the he has favoured his relations, students from his state, students from his religious affliation. Again, if the report that the DG submitted the numbers that should be marked down after the independent markers have submitted their result, it means that the result released by the DG is null and void . The Fedearl Government through the Ministry of Justice should call for the result submitted by the independent markers and release that result with immediate effect.

      If this is not done, The implication of this is that no foreign State will accept the BL 2014 certificate from the Nigeria. The Bar 11 2014 certificate will become the certificates that were influenced and issued by the DG to undeserving students.

      In order to restore the sanctity of the BL 2014 certificate, the Federal Government should without delay order for the immediate release of the result submitted by the independent markers without any alteration and sack the DG before he will destroy the reputation of the Nigerian Law School..

      Again, if this result is not reviewed, it means that all the lectures in the Nigerian Law School and DG should be sacked because they cannot impart the requisite knowledge to students to pass the Bar 11 exam.. The lecturers in the Nigeria Law School should stand up now to insist the release of the result that was submitted by the independent markers.

  35. It makes no sense for about 4000 students to fail an exam that was marked fairly. The students are merely asking that the exam be reviewed. They are not asking to be awarded free marks. NLS should justify the results by releasing the mark scheme asap or remark the papers. I do not think this is too much to ask from an institution making so much money especially as they will certainly be making a lot more by virtue of the resits in 2015.

    Pay examiners to remark the papers! After all, when I sat my A’levels in the UK, a class of 25 Sociology students all got their papers remarked. I moved up from a D grade to a B and one of my friends moved up from a U to a B. These things are not unheard of!

    Review/Remark the scripts so there is an actual justification for this mass failure.
    Onadeko thinks he will be praised for trying to improve the standard of Law School but as Rome was not built in a day, the set methods of the law school also cannot be changed in a day. The students who faced this new method of grading should be the incoming November 2014 students. This way Onadeko could have informed them during the DG’s address about the change in the timing of MCQs and also any other change he made to the curriculum. As it is now rumoured that the pass grade is higher and there are also whispers that negative marking has been introduced.It means that they would already have that mindset and know how to prepare adequately. You cannot just fling change at people.

    My cousin who is a graduate of one of the top 20 universities in the UK and graduated with a 2:1 was left with a fail in the Nigerian Law school. Meanwhile she received a partial scholarship from her university. This is unheard of as she also received a prize as one of the top performing students in her school in the British Midlands for A’levels and was also boarding house prefect of that institution.
    It makes no sense that someone so smart who constantly excels can be left with such a result.

    ONADEKO should be held accountable and forced to answer for this. These students aren’t asking for free marks they are asking for a review. Let it be done.

  36. This result is outrageous. If over 70% of the students failed then the system is to blame. This is not like waec or Jamb where people who may have long left school attempt the exams. In this case, these students were taught for 1 year under unmanageable circumstances. They took the pains, spent money, read(some almost running mad from reading). Only to be told they failed. And some were slapped with a dirty PASS. It’s not right. Mr DG, something went wrong in the marking. Because even people who got a 2.1 were expecting 1st class. I think the marking parameters were wicked! Am not a lawyer but my heart goes out for these students. Please let’s cry out. Involve other media houses even if this does not affect you directly. Let’s ask for a markING review…of course people will still fail but not 70%

  37. Rather than reading and preparing for their exams many were busy pinging. In this same exam some students had 1st class. Cheap blackmail will never help you, start reading for your resist. This is a very harsh reality, stare at it in its naked ruthlessness

  38. If they can justify the results, it still goes a long way to explain and analyse the quality of teaching and administration in the Nigerian law School.
    Nigerians go out of this country and succeed easily, even with great exploits, standing out in other countries, whereas we fail in Nigeria. This is not spiritual, in fact, it is not devil’s work. People in charge of administration, people in positions to influence and make impact in Nigeria do more evils than the devil himself.
    Is it that Nigerians(educationists) now know better than the people that sold western education to us? In fact, for those who studied abroad will reckon and agree that when we got out to advance, we found out that our boastful and egocentric lecturers and professors, knew nothing, and taught us less than little to compete in the outside world. They only live on past glory.
    Heard that ova 6000 students sat for this exam, after spending an average of 5-6 years in various universities. How can 5000 students fail an exam, while jst 1000 students merely passed mostly with “pass”.

  39. Its really a pity that people who are not conversant with the legal education system will come here and start spewing rubbish. Imagine someone comparing Bar exams to WAEC! Someone is coming here to say that students leave their studies and focus more on partying and visiting social media. I pity u guys.
    For your information, the law school environment is designed to accomodate little or no social activity. You are forced to do nothing but read, read and read. Even during the attachment period, there’s still no time for any social life.
    This is simply nothing but sheer wickedness from the part of the DG. Granted that definitely not everybody can pass in an exam, when over 4000 people fail, there is definitely a problem somewhere.
    I made a very good result, but that won’t still stop me from agitating for my colleagues who deserved better than what they got.
    We are not asking for much. We are only asking for the results to be reviewed by an impartial body.
    We have been threatened by the lecturers never to complain or air our grieveances else we would be deemed not fit and proper.
    However, we can’t keep quiet this time. We must cry out till the results are reviewed. This wickedness cannot prevail. Over 4000 destinies are at stake. Someone already attempted suicide 2 days ago. Many more will still attempt it. Enough is enough.

  40. I sat for this exams too and i am expecting atleast a 2.1 but its a Pass that I got. Its all unfair, DG = Dere’s God !!!

  41. SAVE THE FUTURE OF OVER THE 5000 NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS OF 2013/2014 SESSION:

    The victimised over 5000 Nigerian law school students are appealing to the Federal Government & the entire world to fast track quick approach/investigation for the massive recorded failures.

    This is the least u can do to
    Pass it on to anyone you know is affected and others who may have passed but are unhappy with the general results

    keep this issue trending, Don’t hesitate to pass it on

    The mass failure in the 2013/2014 Bar finals is not and cannot be a fault of the students.

    We will not allow our future to be sabotaged, this has never happened since the history of the Nigerian Legal Profession.

    All messages are will be treated,Massive work is going on to get the press on this issue.

    (THE D.G) OLANREWAJU ADESOLA ONADEKO Esq, MUST GO!!!

  42. I will advise that you go back and retake your papers. I was at the law school and we all know the infrastructures are nothing to write home about. Nevertheless, legal education is not a tea party. You must distinguish yourself to be awarded the BL. It is a privilege and not a right. Stop wasting your time calling for a review. It would not happen. I wish all that failed the best of luck in the next trial.

  43. It is most unfortunate that this is the outcome of the August 2014 exams.

    Prior to the MCQ exam, the DG should have informed the students in ALL campuses that the timing of the MCQ questions had been reduced from 60 minutes to 50 minutes. 10 minutes makes a vast difference when answering 100 questions. Some students apparently were aware of this before the exam because they had friends in abuja. Others were left unaware and that in itself should not be condoned. You cannot covertly change something so crucial without ensuring that an announcement is made to alert all students.

    Secondly he introduced negative marking which was previously unheard of. The MCQ sheet stated that if unsure of the answers students should not shade an answer. They were also not told this would be the case prior to the examination.

    Thirdly, there indeed should be a review of the scripts. All the people commenting and saying the students failed because they had failed to study need to back down and refrain from typing.
    These students aren’t asking to be passed by default. A review means looking at the exam scripts to see if anything went wrong. This is extremely possible simply because people make errors. The papers were marked by human beings, were they not? Therefore, mistakes could have been made. The fact that there fails to be an easy access manner by which students can challenge their results is a fault of the council of legal education. In other countries this is possible. 4000 fails is a massive disgrace and you cannot say that 4000 people planned to waste over N300,000 because they could not be bothered to study.
    The scripts should be made available to them for a REASONABLE fee and so should remarking the scripts. This is the proper way for things to be done.
    Also any changes to the law school mark scheme or syllabus should be announced properly months in advance. The law school should be fair. It is not a dictatorship, people should be informed of any important changes so they know what challenges they face and can be better prepared for it. No one is saying that the students should not work hard but some amendments need to be made to the manner in which The Nigerian Law School is run.

    Lastly, the system of resitting ALL papers when you fail more than one makes very little sense. Where is that done? The students should be allowed to sit only the papers they failed. What is the purpose of making them do all five exams which are extremely difficult and certainly not child’s play again? That is unjust. They passed the other papers fair and square so why make them redo all five exams? That is cruel and unusual punishment. Or it it a ruse to make money? As the students will be required to pay for ALL the courses again.

    The Council of Legal Education/Body of Benchers need to take charge and show law school their questionable methods are not about review. It is not a one man institution and the law school needs to be queried or challenged sooner rather than later.

  44. Onadeko must suffer what he has done, he claimed to be a human but he is a devil. His generation will suffer it & must pass 2ru hardship. It shal neva b well wit his children IJN, he must pay back. He tought d monies we paid was just paper, nigerian govt should pls come 2 our aid & reverse d result or we should rewrite in other 2 proove our intelligence. Afta al our sleepless nights, stress & poor condition of d environment. Expecially in Yenagoa campus. God will punish him & his generation, to all the victims pls b steadfast God wil help us.

  45. If they can justify the results, it still goes a long way to explain and analyse the quality of teaching and administration in the Nigerian law School.
    Nigerians go out of this country and succeed easily, even with great exploits, standing out in other countries, whereas we fail in Nigeria. This is not spiritual, in fact, it is not devil’s work. People in charge of administration, people in positions to influence and make impact in Nigeria do more evils than the devil himself.
    Is it that Nigerians(educationists) now know better than the people that sold western education to us? In fact, for those who studied abroad will reckon and agree that when we got out to advance, we found out that our boastful and egocentric lecturers and professors, knew nothing, and taught us less than little to compete in the outside world. They only live on past glory.
    Heard that ova 6000 students sat for this exam, after spending an average of 5-6 years in various universities. How can 5000 students fail an exam, while jst 1000 students merely passed mostly with “pass”.

  46. Some persons jst come here and blab ignorantly, taye if u re a bencher for real,i expected more frm u but it’s jst so disappointing. All they re saying is that d result shld be reviewed and Onadeko shld be compelled to come back to Naija to explain the reason for the mass failure.

  47. TO REV UDO and REMIGIOUS, I want to say here that Rev Udo is not a man of God, he is one of the sadist like Rev Ayo oritejapho. How on earth can someone spend almost a whole year to plan to fail? Even the law sch eviro is design in a way that does not accommodate much social and extra curriculum activities therefore it is a place for seriousness. Secondly, Remigious or whatever you call your self, who told you that Acct is aa professional course? You must be living in the world of self delusion else you wont cheaply compare Accounting or accountancy with law even back in University. It is Law and the rest. Moreso, if you have ever passed through this type of mental stress, u will appreciate what reasonable pple are talking about here, people are complaining that this man shifted. Goal post during match reduce duration of exams, bring a lot of distraction 50 minute for 100 MCQ with over long Essay, chance pattern of Question and 60 percent fail not you fools turn around to say jargons. God will give pay you back the way you measure this students IJN.

  48. @ boston…. The truth is painful abi? I am a bencher and I hav been thru it so I kno very well what I just said. B.L is not same as LL.B. Its a pity many failed the fact that some passed is eviedence that

    • You are certainly NOT a bencher. Your written English is appalling and if you are an example of what the other benchers are like, then no wonder the Nigerian Law School gets away with such nonsense regularly.

  49. Are we now saying that the law school should pass everyone bcuz they paid school fees? the bar exam in all parts of the world are the most difficult exams to pass. in the UK the pass mark is 60% (and i am sure its not that high in nigeria) Only the best of the best are meant to get through. and to say the DG wants students to fail is just absurd…..

  50. People who lack knowledge on this matter under discussion should maintain silence.
    We are addressing sheer wickedness, we are talking about someone who changed the duration of an exam without prior notice and students met their shock right inside the exam hall. We are crying over a man who decided to change the status quo against human understanding. My friends, who allows resetting of goal post in the middle of the game? Imagine compulsory questions that can gulp the whole exam time duration? Imagine reading a passage for 2mins when the time allowed for the question is 30 secs? Yet we stretched our brains to act.

    We are complaining about an annoying marking scheme allowed to hold sway because one man wanted it.

    Some things are better left unsaid. I look forward to featuring in better platforms such as TV programs.

  51. People who lack knowledge on this matter under discussion should maintain silence.
    We are addressing sheer wickedness, we are talking about someone who changed the duration of an exam without prior notice and students met their shock right inside the exam hall. We are crying over a man who decided to change the status quo against human understanding. My friends, who allows resetting of goal post in the middle of the game?

    We are complaining about an annoying marking scheme allowed to hold sway because one man wanted it.

    Some things are better left unsaid. I look forward to featuring in better platforms such as TV programs.

  52. I know some idiots will come here and be saying rubbish!fools
    Only someone who has been to the law school can comment sensibly!
    If Tutelage that was in place can be stopped this can be too
    Let the standard of the law school be improved!
    Outdated library,outdated ebooks,terrible living conditions
    This DG was DDG lagos campus and his tenure was nothing to write home about.
    I am sure he knows the powers that be that is why he is back because he was meant to have retired by now
    He is no GOD!
    Whatever the case let the students up their ante should this plea fall on deaf ears
    Pray also!the GOD factor can’t be erased!
    And to those blabbing without putting their thinking caps on continue it just shows your level of reasoning!

  53. Sincerely this is outright wickedness. This so called DG has children. How can one person just be a saddist and stand in the progress of over 4000 students?? God ll definitely punish him and unseat him from that position. Alot of my friends whom I know are gud academically and otherwise were affected. How can?? Some people paid those fees via their noses as some are even single parents. Please the CJN should do something fast about this. It’s not too late to review the scripts.

  54. This is d 1st time there’s hue n cry abt d law sch result, d administrators must av done something different this time, and d student are not wrong for asking for a review, no one said they should be awarded marks not merited. #The NLS ask for review of d script and result# That not too much to ask for.

  55. @ taye,u shld shut that thrash u call a mouth and take ur over zealousness elsewhere. The DG should be brought to book,he has bitten more than he can chew dis time.

  56. I will advice people to verify their information and discuss intelligently, john ufot and jaydee should know that greater number of the students that wrote the bar 2 exams are foreign students like my sister who has been schooling abroad all her life, I know how she read and prepared for the bar exams.she is still in shock since getting the result.this is a very sensitive issue that involves the emotions of the students and their families.

  57. I pity the students. i believe this issue should be looked into with seriousness. i wonder what will befall on the incoming bar 2 students with this stupid and callous attitude of the DG. Im not a lawyer but as an educationist, the DG needs to be summoned to e xplain the reason for the mass failure….so many questions should be raised for him to answer…..on what standard were these students marked?, what was the pass mark and etc. If the DG claimed to raise the standard of the law school, the question is, how do u raise a standard without machinery set……the students were made to subject to hardship from both the lectures and even the porters and u could even imagine corpers teaching in the law school…..just because they have 1st class …who cares…. what experience have they got. Is that part of measures to raise a standard? it still baffles me, could it be that all the 4000 students went into the exam hall after all the effort and that they didnt write to pass?….LET THE PARLIAMENTARIANS SUMMON THIS MAN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS……this is wickedness

  58. Pls God let dis review work and may it be 2 our favour,I have tried my best 2 d extend dat I was expecting 2.1 sef. The will of God is not 4 us 2 fail massively like dat, something is really wrong with d DG. God punish davil.

  59. In a war where the commanders of the troop and the centurions are falling like a pack of card.
    If you a mere foot soldier manage to come home with a life threatening injury. … My brother/sister. Please give glory to GOD …. It is not easy faaa
    To GOD be the glory ..

    #letjusticebedone #lettheresultbereviewed

  60. The DG told d law sch students dat he had lots of surprises 4 dem that prayers couldn’t change anyfin. D mass failure was carefully planned in various phases. First was reducing d time frame 4 answering 100 MCQ questions 4rm 60 mins to 50 mins and d endless distractions in d hall during exams in the name of announcements. Prior 2 d exams, students had a pre-bar test and performed well. Students took note of d approach 2 answering bar questions as enunciated during corrections..so what went wrong? What is d secret behind this year’s marking scheme? 4,000 is outrageous. D DG has played d role of a tyrant and his excesses must b curbed by an urgent review of the scripts..the voice of the students must be heard. 4,000 is outrageous!

  61. The system has failed these young Nigerians. The overcrowding is enough pressure, the council on legal education should review not just this particular exam, but the system as a whole. Its a big shame on those that run the system.

  62. Is only in Nigeria a lecture takes credit in failing his student, forgeting that the reason for failure is from him, if 5000 law student failed d exam then the DG has failed totally in his diuties and must be removed because is not getting any better. The Nigeria foot ball team failed because keshi was incompetent, the DG has failed and must be remove and the result should be reviewed. In his time he was not treated like this why treat others this way

  63. I am a chartered accountant. Apart from ANAN which organises one year course in JOS to award its own professional certificates, there is no anywhere in the world where the pass rate of Chartered Accountants qualifying exams is more 10%. There is nothing like intention to fail people; the best of the bests should wear the wig and gown like other professions such as accountancy, architecture, medicine, and engineering. 33% pass rate at any professional exam that worth its salt is over-generous. Therefore, those who failed should retake their exams; otherwise, they should go and do something else.

  64. I can’t blame d DG at all, its a pity for those that failed but check urself. Come to d crt to see how new wigs disgrace their university, u wuld wonder how they graduated frm d univ and infact d law schl as if I did not pass thru d process. A lot of dem went to groove, show up and blackberry their time pinging. Sorry if it hurts.

  65. Please don not blame the message, but the messenger-students, these students who are calling upon review and prostest are not worthy messenger because they failed the exam, most of these students cannot write or construct a common brief , yes they went through University with SS3/GCE /WASC but could not proved that they are worthy to go into law school to face the real profession that they either buy their way through the universsityor offer money and other incentives to their lecturer so that they can complete their university. In the U.S.A. i am ashamed to to tell you that most Medical doctores from Nigeria cannot pass the medical exam, not to talk of Nigerian lawyers. the massege here is clear that these student has to take their study seriously, comprehend and understand that they are going to be professionals to represent people who rlied upon their education and knowledge of law. they should not blame the message they received ,but themselves.

  66. Jaydee or whatsoever u called urself, shut up ur dirty mouth, if u didn’t pass through d system u won’t know what people are talking abt. Mumu

  67. The problem is not the student but d DG. For years people have beening writing dis exam even him. He just appear from no where and change wat has been on for years. He reduce MCQ from 60 to 50mins when even the 60mins was not enough to answer 100 questions. Men such as him are wicked people just trying to differentiate their wickedness from dat of the devil. DG enjoy ur call to failure alone. History will record dis failure and attribute ur name to it.

  68. It is great pain to be a victim of the saying; when there is mass failure in an examination, the examin.er is to be examined. Till the examiner is examined and results reviewed this pain remains tenacious to. my heart and the heart of other victims. I am sure that some people passed while some others failed but what am not sure of is the fact that the outrageous number said to have failed deed failed. Iittle wonder why the DG reduced the time within which MCQ exam is written in order to ensure failure. I believe that the aim of an exam as this is to test ones knowledge of what was thought and not to ensure failure of students at all cost. Bar exam is to enrish and encourage law students in their acquisition of legal knowledge to tow the right part upon been called to the bar. No matter the legal jargon used in qualifying this mass failure it will not changed the fact that it is injustice in supposed bakery of justice. I pray that this issue review of the result should not be overlooked by the council of legal education and with the interference of all that love fairness. This mass failure is tyranny of the highest order.

  69. It is great pain to be a victim of the saying; when there is mass failure in an examination, the examin.er is to be examined. Till the examiner is examined and results reviewed this pain remains tenacious to. my heart and the heart of other victims. I am sure that some people passed while some others failed but what am not sure of is the fact that the outrageous number said to have failed deed failed. Iittle wonder why the DG reduced the time within which MCQ exam is written in order to ensure failure. I believe that the aim of an exam as this is to test ones knowledge of what was thought and not to ensure failure of students at all cost. Bar exam is to enrish and encourage law students in their acquisition of legal knowledge to tow the right part upon been called to the bar. No matter the legal jargon used in qualifying this mass failure it will not changed the fact that it is injustice in supposed bakery of justice. I pray that this issue review of the result should not be overlooked by the council of legal education and with the interference of all that love fairness. This mass failure is tyranny of the highest order.

  70. What the DG doesn’t understand is that it is not the students that have failed, it is the systen that have failed woefully. If you can teach 100 students and 30 students pass, then the system should be shameful for the mass failure. The NLS isn’t a place to play around and I commend the effort of all the NLS students. I appeal to the NLS to review the result of these students and make appropriate corrections. Please save these students.

  71. Is it that the same problem, affecting students who sit for WAEC/JAMB Exams, has caught up with our so called law graduates?

    May God help Nigeria ooooooo. Anyway, you people should learn how to spend less time on social media and give priority to what really deserves to be prioritized.

    Stop blaming the innocent DG because he was not the one who marked your papers.

    • Is only in Nigeria a lecture takes credit in failing his student, forgeting that the reason for failure is from him, if 5000 law student failed d exam then the DG has failed totally in his diuties and must be removed because is not getting any better. The Nigeria foot ball team failed because keshi was incompetent and he was removed, the DG has failed and must be remove and the result should be reviewed. In his time he was not treated like this why treat others this way

  72. The law sch enviroment is not conducive for learning, d student overwhelmed d infrastructure provided. And to be honest, that amount of people can not fail the bar exams if something is not wrong with system. There just have to be a review of d result.

    • Well, our people say truth is bitter. Your likes are the ones who won’t study but want to get a certificate. Our graduates are nothing to write about as late Gani Fewehinmi said. I think you’re right I’ll just shut up!

  73. Truly in an exam some students don’t prepare well thus deserve what comes their way!
    However 4000 students can’t be crazy to work towards failure after all the money ,man hours spent!
    Not like I am not hopeful for a review of the results but they will tell you the council of legal education,body of benchers can do and undo!so all this might just be noise
    If Nigerian law school wants to set a standard to a higher ones let them start with their infrastructures not by duping families of their hard earned monies and hiding under the veto power of law that they possess
    The portfolio assessment can be upgraded and more strict and be added to the exam not done in vain and no marks added from it to your exam.
    And I agree with Mr aramis too.
    This act mirrors the larger Nigerian society

  74. The failure is out of this world!truly some students didn’t perform well in their heart of heart and they know it but Onadeko no try at all!
    Yes law is a professional exams and there are more ways to increase the standard not like this!
    Oral exams is a welcome development
    Knowing how this is the council of legal education will let it go and might not do anything to it.
    From the toture and dehumanising actions you get from some staff both academic and non academic all in the name of being fit and proper.
    Even the so called students that pass had a PASS not like it was 2.2 or 2.1 mainly!
    Na them sabi!tryrants all in the name of professionalism

  75. It just goes to show that the universities are churning out useless graduates year in year out. The education system in Nigeria is in a mess.

  76. Yes pls dt DG must be removed and our results reviewed and pls if u know u hv any negative comments Jst keep mute!

  77. As much as playing the blame game would get us nowhere,I still strongly believe the fault lies ultimately with the system….if we are to take issues from the top,every Nigerian law school campus is designed to accommodate 700 aspirants to the bar,except for abuja which can accommodate way more..Lagos campus has an original capacity for 700,and they took on 1420 students… In each room there are 3beds,chairs,tables and wardrobes each….these had to be shared by 6 people as d bed spaces were increased to accommodate double its capacity…d effect of these during exams was that the reading rooms and library was in accessible to students during exams as even these venues were examination centrs,….students couldn’t read in their overcrowded rooms neither could they hang around school premises….I for one had to live in a church for d duration of a week preceding the exams and d entire exam week,only coming to school to bath and eat….back to reality,if a man has 20 children and 18 of them turn out to be rogues,our society would consider such a man a total failure…The Nigerian law school has not failed in its responsibility of preparing young Nigerians for the Nigerian bar,but has completely failed in giving young Nigerians value for their money …I so submit….
    NB**I passed the bar,but feel Lik I failed ,or what is the essence of celebrating when there is no one to celebrate with?

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