The Body of Benchers has barred parents and guardians from attending the forthcoming Call to the Bar ceremony fixed for September 15, 2020.
Call to the Bar refers to a ceremony held for successful students who sat for Bar final examination of the Nigerian Law School (NLS), qualifying them as fit to address them the courts on the law
The Body of Benchers said, in a notice to all its members and “aspirants to the Bar,” 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:
*Date: Tuesday 15th September, 2020
*Time: 10am prompt
*Venue: Eagle Square, Abuja
“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.
“Aspirants should note that they are required to be seated by 8:303m. Late coming will not be tolerated.