The University of Ibadan (UI) has dusted other universities by posting a whopping 27 First Class graduates from the Nigerian Law School, CITY LAWYER can authoritatively report. It enrolled 144 Bar aspirants.

According to figures obtained by CITY LAWYER, Lagos Campus of the elite vocational training school for lawyers also left other campuses behind by recording 61 First Class graduates out of the 961 Bar aspirants that enrolled in the campus.

While some of the State and private universities are beginning to show their clout on the pecking order, a few ‘old generation’ universities including University of Benin with 52 aspirants, Ahmadu Bello University with 123 aspirants, Bayero University (45 aspirants), American University of Nigeria (AUN) with 19 aspirants and the ‘Foreign Students’ contingent were conspicuously missing from the First Class listing.

Hot on the heels of Lagos Campus was Port Harcourt Campus (1018 Bar aspirants) which posted 56 First Class graduates while Abuja Campus (1094 aspirants) recorded 54 First Class graduates. Kano Campus  (784) recorded 29 First Class graduates, Enugu Campus (699 aspirants)  posted 19 First Class graduates, Yola Campus (453 aspirants) followed closely with 18 First Class graduates while Yenagoa Campus brought the rear with 14 First Class graduates, though with only 299 Bar aspirants.

Among the Top 10 universities that posted First Class graduates are Afe Babalola University with 21 graduates out of a sizeable 226 aspirants, Babcock University (20 of 118 aspirants), Obafemi Awolowo University (18 of 233 aspirants), and Benson Idahosa University (12 of 104 aspirants). While the University of Lagos (153 aspirants), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (218 aspirants), University of Uyo (145 aspirants) and Olabisi Onabanjo University (186 aspirants) tied at the 6th position with 11 First Class graduates each, Lagos State University (171 aspirants) followed closely with 10 First Class graduates.

Completing the Top 10 list were Rivers State University (8 of 241 aspirants), Abia State University (7 of 151 aspirants) and Bowen University (7 of 54 aspirants) which tied with the same points as well as Adeleke University (6 of 88 aspirants) and Ebonyi State University (6 of 144 aspirants) which shared the same spot on the Top 10 log.

Among the more popular universities who managed to squeeze themselves into the First Class ranking were BAZE University (2 of 103 aspirants), University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1 of 25 aspirants), University of Jos (1 of 88 aspirants), University of Calabar (1 of 105 aspirants) and University of Ilorin (1 of 72 aspirants).

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