“The DG wants to destroy our career” 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

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.

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.
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.
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”.
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.
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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  1. DG of NLS, we all need a review on this exams, 1. Before you would have increased the passing grade from 40% to 5o% the student should have been informed immediately after their 1st dinner so I urged you to return it to 40% then inform the next set and start 50% with them,we where not informed, 2. Even student that had to receit this exams they failed last year because the pass mark was 40% why still put them on 50% when what they failed was 40%, 3. Mr DG I still believe that you don't even know the law yourself why increasing the pass grade and not inform the student or lecturers? Didn't we pay money to be taught? Was it free? Then to everyone saying this law student deserve to fail,the total student with people that receit are 8000+ so 2,175 passed and 6000 are all stupid? I know of a neighbour that said she wrote nothing that she still shocked she passed,if nigeria don't do anything about this then the nation is a failed one.if the society does not wake up and make this stop then nigeria is not worth living in it, Americans don't they have law schools? Have you heard this kind of news before? Let DG review that exams,cos thousands of tears will never go like that

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