University of Ibadan (UI) has produced 26 First Class Graduates at the Law School Final Bar Examinations for 2019, out of a small cohort of 150, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Idowu Olayinka revealed.
A total of five thousand, six hundred and eighty-nine, (5,689) students sat for the Bar finals in which 894 students failed to make it through, according to the Nigeria Lawyer.
The summary of the results shows that 147 students bagged the first-class degree making it a total of 2.58%, while 741 bagged the second class upper degree making up 13.03%.
In a social media post on Wednesday, the Vice Chancellor congratulated the ex students, lecturers and their parents for the landmark achievement.
“We have never had it so good. Congratulations Dean Olatunbosun, Professor Yemisi Bamgbose SAN, Professor Simisola Akintola and all the Lecturers that produced these lawyers. We thank you for your efforts and hard work. We congratulate all the ex-students and their parents. Achievement is like gold.
“This is what you expect when you have a very rigorous and transparent admission process and outstanding Faculty complemented with excellent facilities.
“We have never been so pleased. If it is from Ibadan it must as of necessity be of outstanding quality.”
The Vice Chancellor said the university has approved the appointment of eight new academic staff from the numerous suitably qualified candidates who were found appointable after a highly competitive seminar presentation, interview and final selection process.