Students of Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, on Tuesday, proved outstanding as they won 28 out of the 38 prizes at the 2020 call to bar ceremony for the latest members of the Nigerian bench.
Olalere Yusuf Alamu topped the medals table winning twelve awards at the ceremony including the Overall Best Student. He had earlier graduated as the Best Male Student from the Faculty of Law, the University of Ibadan in the 2017/18 session.
Another UI student, Adebayo Deborah IbukunOluwa, won five prizes including the Best Overall Female Student of the Year.
In the same vein, other UI students like Ayeku Adeyemi Kehinde, Madu Kelechi Chris-Angelo and Udeh Kosisochukwu Chukwunonso won two prizes, each, while Anyaeji Ohizoba Theodora, Adebayo Temilade Jumoke, Adewole Enifeoluwa Philip, Banjo Afolasade Omobowale and Ojini Ese Isioma picked up one prize each.
Reacting to the performance of UI students at the law school, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Idowu Olayinka tagged the feat a “bumper harvest”.
He stated that the institution is pleased with the outstanding performance of the students noting that the management will continue to support them.
“The University of Ibadan community is highly pleased with the outstanding performance of her law graduates who won 28 out of the 38 prizes at the Bar Final Examinations January 2020 as approved by the Council of Legal Education, Bwari, Abuja. The information was published by the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN.
“We received the news with much joy in our hearts, coming barely two weeks after our great University was ranked the best in West Africa, number 7 in Africa and among the top 500 universities in the world.
“We will continue to post superior performance in the years ahead. We congratulate our students, knowing full well that in the words of our University Anthem, this is “Greatness won with honest toil.”
“We acknowledge with gratitude the persistence, hard work, innovation and perseverance of the members of the Faculty. The University Management will continue to support you as we appreciate that Law is one of our flagship programmes,” the VC wrote in a statement on his Facebook page.
The best graduating student, Yusuf Alamu, in a statement on his Twitter account, revealed that he is eternally grateful to God.
“Eternally grateful to God for the grace. I was not only called to the largest Bar in Africa today, [but] I also emerged as the Overall Best Graduating Student of the Nigerian Law School this year,” he tweeted.
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