Lawyers Writing Exams for Students at Law School, Says DG

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Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt

The Director General of the Nigerian Law School (NLA), Professor Olanrewaju Onadeko (SAN), has lamented that some lawyers were now in the habit of sitting for examinations for students in the law school.

He said some had already been caught in the act and the students involved awaiting disciplinary measures.

Onadeko made the disclosure in Port Harcourt on Thursday while presenting the report of the school at the on-going 56th Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

“Some lawyers were caught sitting as surrogates for students at the Nigerian Law School. In other words, they were caught writing examination for students at the school”, he said.

He however did not disclose the number of lawyers and students caught in the act but said the students involved had been sent to NBA for appropriate actions.

He also urged the NBA leadership to take serious and drastic actions against such erring legal practitioners to serve as a deterrent to others who may want to follow similar path.

Also speaking on the incident, a legal practitioner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Jacob (SAN), frowned at such an occurrence.
Charging NBA to take serious punitive measures against those lawyers caught in the act, he said, “such lawyers should be punished after the due process had been followed”.