Twelve law graduates of the University of Ibadan have earned first class in their final bar examinations in the Nigerian Law School.
Celebrating the development in a congratulatory statement, the university’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, said that the first five on the list also graduated with First Class in UI while the other seven finished with Upper Second Class.
Below is the list of the would-be barristers:
1. Joseph Ogunmodede (The Class Valedictorian during the 2017 Convocation at Ibadan)
2. Afam Ikeakanam
3. Emeka Ezekwesiri
4. Yetunde Oyeyipo
5. Tosin Omobitan
6. Tosin Ogunbona
7. Olo Egbokhare
8. Feyikemi Fatumbi
9. Zacheaus Akanni
10. Daphne Ekpe
11. Seyi Adebimpe-Ojo
12. Iyanuoluwa Alarape
The VC’s statement reads further: “While congratulating the 12 law graduates and all their other colleagues who were equally successful in the Final Bar Examinations, we acknowledge with pride the contributions of the Dean of Law, and all the Faculty members at Ibadan for the very solid foundations they have provided for our students to excel and distinguish themselves. We do not take your support for granted.
“We also congratulate all the deservedly proud parents and guardians, siblings and family members of our graduates of the Law School Class of 2018. It is a privilege for us to share in your joy. You have given us at least one more reason to be happy and excited.
“This honour and distinction is coming at a time when the university is celebrating its Platinum Jubilee. It is trite to mention here that your collective achievements will receive a favourable mention in the Vice-Chancellor’s Address at the 2018 Convocation and 70th Founders’ Day on Saturday, 17th November 2018. We have never had it so good since our first set of Law graduates from Ibadan proceeded to the Nigerian Law School in 1986!
“To the greatest UITes, all the best wishes in your highly promising career. This is an affirmation of what is contained in the second stanza of your University Anthem to wit ‘Greatness, won with honest toil’. Remember always that ‘If it is from Ibadan, it must be of outstanding quality’.
“With kind personal regards, always. We are exceedingly proud of you all.”