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Rivers Govt To Construct New Hostels, 1,500 Capacity Hall At Law School

..Says projects will be constructed immediately

The Rivers State Government is to construct two new hostels that will accommodate nine hundred students each at the Nigerian Law School, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The State Government, in a statement forwarded to CAMPUS GIST over the weekend, said it plans to also build a 1, 500 capacity Multi-Purpose Hall at the school.

According to the statement, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike announced this Saturday when he visited the school in company of the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma.

He said the gesture was part of the state government’s contribution to the development of legal education in the country.

“Rivers State also belongs to the South-South, so we think that we should also make our own contribution. Accordingly, our State will construct two new hostels to accommodate nine hundred students each and also build a multipurpose hall that will accommodate 1,500 students.

“Ordinarily, this school was supposed to be located in Port Harcourt, but the former administration rejected the offer made to them,” he was quoted as saying.

Governor Wike noted that despite the economic challenges faced by the state, it will source funds from its scarce resources to execute the project.

He said the present economic challenges would not stop his administration from solving problems.

“This project will be executed immediately because we do not make promises without fulfilling them. I have directed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to write to the Director General to forward the design, so we can commence work immediately, “he added.

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1, 864 pass Law School Bar Final Exams- D-G

The Council of Legal Education has said that 1, 864 students of the Nigerian Law School passed the Bar Final Examinations conducted in January.

The council made this known in a statement signed by the Director-General of the School, Prof. Isa Chiroma on Sunday in Abuja.

The council, while releasing the results said that a total of 2, 515 students participated in the examinations.

Chiroma, who described the performance as outstanding, said that among the 1, 864 students who were successful, only 5 made First Class while 632 others failed the examinations.

“Candidates graded in First Class are 5, Second Class Upper 77, Second Class Lower are 633, those who got pass marks are 1,067 and those with Conditional Pass are 82.

“632 candidates failed the examination, 17 were absent and 2 results are withheld.”

Chiroma further explained that only 0.2 per cent made First Class, 3.06 per cent made Second Class Upper, 25.17 per cent made Second Class Lower and 42.42 per cent passed.

He said other performances include a 3.26 per cent for those with conditional pass, 25.12 per cent failed the examinations, 0.7 per cent were absent and 0.8 per cent results are being withheld.

He also said that screening and Call to Bar ceremony dates for the successful candidates would be communicated in due course. (NAN)

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