A veteran journalist, Sir Jerry Jonas Osegbo was at the 2015 call to bar to celebrate his daughter’s achievement. His first child and daughter, Chioma Udozor, Nee Osegbo was among the successful students that sat for the 2015 Bar final examinations.
Nigeria Council of Legal Education had earlier said that a total of 1805 re-sit and regular students of the Nigerian Law School failed the 2015 final exams and thus would not be called to Bar in October this year.
The Bar final re-sit examinations was conducted in April 2015 and the Bar final examinations of April entry (2014/2015 school year) regular students, was conducted in May 2015.
The Council said for the re-sit examinations, a total of 2,736 students participated, while 1,648 representing 60.2 percent of the students were successful.
A statement signed by the Director-General the Council, O.A Onadeko Esq, indicated that 98 candidates (3.6 percent) recorded conditional pass while a total of 990 students, representing 36.2 percent failed.
The Council also indicated that in the May 2015 Bar final examinations for regular students, 2,852 students took part with four candidates emerging with First Class.
They include Sani Fatima Bombom (Abuja campus), Mbonu Genevieve Chinyeaka (Lagos campus), Olowu Adetutu Abisoye (Lagos campus) and Abajou Reason Emma (Enugu campus).
The Council stated that 109 students passed in the Second Class Upper category, 418 were graded in Second Class Lower, 1422 graded in Pass, 83 with Conditional Pass while 815 failed.
By this, 68.5 percent passed, 2.9 percent had conditional pass while 28.6 percent failed.
Elated Sir Osegbo, a Knight of St. John said that the event was a milestone in his life. According to him the event was a fulfillment of the dream he had when his daughter indicated her wish to read law.
Sir Osegbo said the benefits from training ones child far outweigh the costs. “You don’t count cost when you are training your child because the benefits are incomparable to the cost”, he posited.
On the low rate of male school enrolment in the Southeast, he described it as misplacement of value. He went to support his assertion by saying that some people believe that money in a man’s hand makes greater than those who do not have cash, even when such people possess better values.
He frowned at adults who misbehave and still accuse the youth of juvenile delinquency. “The problem of Nigeria is adult delinquency and not juvenile delinquency. Take for example an adult who buys ticket to go and watch where young people are dancing necked, it is adult delinquency”, he submitted.
Sir Osegbo was at the event with his lovely wife who he referred to as a sister, a mother and a role model. Some of his kinsmen and friends were at the occasion.