Law school: Parents, guardians barred from call to Bar ceremony

By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja

The Body of Benchers, Nigeria, has barred parents and guardians from attending the September 15, Call to Bar of successful students who sat for the January 2020 Examination.
In the notice to all its members and ‘’aspirants to the Bar,’’ the Body of Benchers, who is the body, responsible for regulation of Law education, said that parents and guardians of the students are barred from the event, which would be held at the Eagle Square, Abuja as part of the coronavirus control measures.
The notice signed by the body’s Secretary, Mrs. H. A. Turaki, reads:
“Notice to call to Bar ceremonies for the January 2020 Bar final examination (2019/2020) backlog set.
“This is to notify members of the Body of Benchers and aspirants to the Bar that the call to Bar ceremonies for candidates in the January 2020 Bar final examination is scheduled as follows
“The choice of the Eagle Square was made due to its semblance with the National Stadium, since it is an open-spaced facility.
“It will give room for better ventilation considering the guidelines on curbing the spread of Covid-19 virus.
“We regret to inform the parents/guardians of the aspirants and the general public that the ceremony is strictly for the aspirants.
“However, parents/guardians are advised to watch the ceremony through national television as there is going to be live streaming of the ceremony on national television and other social media platforms,’’ the statement concluded.

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