Some students of the Nigerian Law School have responded to the statements made by the Director of Administration of the Law School yesterday (read here), calling it appalling, contradictory and a blatant lie. They have written to explain some facts that they say are easily evidenced by the law school records. Find the statement below…
The Nigerian Law School has issued a statement in the media claiming that the mass failure of the 2014 results is a lie. It is so unfortunate that an institution like the Nigerian Law School and its new acting DG cannot even stand by their actions and tell the truth.
The Nigerian law school is meant to be an institution that breeds future legal practitioners and Judges of this great country. The mass failure of 5800 students is no joke and cannot be kept hidden.
There are some students that their whole community or villages had to pull their resources together before paying their tuition fees. Some students parents had to sacrifice and forfeit money they have been saving to maintain their household only so one child in the family can get an opportunity to become a lawyer while others had to endulge in hard labour to pay the fees of the Nigerian Law School which cost 365,000 Naira.
The new acting DG called ONADEKO and his puppet that have been lying in the media should know that the more they lie, the stronger it will make the student who’s lives have been stolen to stand up against such tyranny and oppression. We live in an age of multiple social media networks and an age with a plethora of global communication.
It is written in the article that only 57.01% of students passed and in the same article it is written that only 1000 students failed. As you can see that makes absolutely no sense. It is written in the article that 5841 regular students wrote this years exam. It can also be easily checked that way more than 5841 regular students took the exam. By records given by the secretary of the law school of Abuja, over 7000 students throughout all the campuses with 2000 students writing the exam in the law school in Abuja wrote the bar 2 exam and only 1200 are being called to bar with 800 students given conditional passes.
These are facts that can easily be obtained by the law school as it can be given by just inquiring at the Abuja campus. Even if 1335 students were resitting exams with only 88 people passing, that would mean 5665 students failed. This is something that has never happened in the history of any law school in any country. If 5665 students who took the exam for the first time failed an exam that they paid over 300,000 Naira for then it is blatantly obvious that there is a problem with the institution and not the students.
It’s acceptable that some students do not take the exam seriously enough, but it is ridiculous to say that 5665 students which excludes the resit students were not up to standard.
The students will not relent nor tolerate Onadeko’s actions because he can’t steal peoples lives and come out in the media with a blatant lie due to his incapacity to handle the affairs of the Nigerian law school. He has failed as a leader and a legal practitioner due to his actions. If the the students of the Nigerian law school cannot rise up and defend themselves and the results that has been stolen from them,how can they come out and defend people in the society that have been unlawfully affected in different ways.
The mass failure of the 2014 results is a test to the Nigerian law students and they have been charged with the duty of defending themselves and the next set of students after them. If the DG claims that the students are lying, then let him publish the results in newspapers for everyone to see. The students should rely in the capability,integrity and judgement of institutions which the efficacy of their authority supersedes that of the Nigeria Law School such as the National Assembly and the Body of Benchers.
Nigeria has it’s problems,yes! But we have not lost hope in the integrity of all our institutions. They should continue striving for what is right until a proper investigation has been conducted which we believe will reveal the truth about the situation. Rumor has it that the DG called ONADEKO marked some of the answer scripts himself.
If the Judiciary, Body of Benchers and the National Assembly does not investigate the mass failure of the 2014 Law School results will only lead to the conclusion that Nigeria and it’s institutions of knowledge are nothing but play grounds of the heads of institutions who will do what they want,when they want.
The Judiciary and the National Assembly are the ordinary persons institution of hope. If they don’t investigate this foul play under the leadership of ONADEKO as acting DG of the Nigerian Law School and penalize him ,then the Executive arm of government will have to intervene and play it’s role as the protectors of the nations students, youths and institutions in general.