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Lawyers caught writing exams for students, Law School DG alleges

Some lawyers have been caught writing examination for students in the Nigerian Law School, the institution’s Director-General, Prof Olanrewaju Onadeko, said yesterday.
Onadeko, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), dropped the hint when he presented the school‘s report to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Bar Association in Port Harcourt.
Onadeko, who did not state the number of affected lawyers, said the matter has been reported to the NBA.
He urged the association to take action against such lawyers to save legal education in the country.
Mr Rotimi Jacob (SAN), urged the NBA to address the issue raised by the Law School director-general.
He said those found guilty should be disciplined after due process had been followed to determine their cases.
Jacob said the issue was serious because of its implications on the future of legal education.
NBA’s outgoing President Augustine Alegeh said the association had not received report of such incident in the past two years.
He, however, said that the NBA has a committee to handle the matter on receipt of the report.
Source : The Nation