Igbinedion Varsity Has Produced Over 3000 Law Graduates — VC

The Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University Okada, Professor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye PhD FAS, has disclosed that the institution has graduated over 3000 law graduates who are practising successfully around the world, as well as producing the first graduate of a private university to bag first-class at the Nigerian law school.

He disclosed this at the institution’s 19th Valedictory ceremony of graduates of the 2021/2022 academic session.

Prof. Ezemonye who described achievement in the law profession said the university’s college of law has had full accreditation since its inception by the relevant academic and professional bodies.

He charged the valedictorians to continue to blaze the trail the world over. “ as it stands, the university has equipped you sufficiently well with knowledge and skills to face the future with confidence. Therefore, the challenge before you, the graduating law students, is to go to the law school not only to replicate and surpass your performance at college but also stand out from the crowd as your predecessors have done.”

In the same vein, the guest speaker of the event, prince (Dr) Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, SAN, In his address titled “Life Choices for a would-be legal practitioner- keeping an open mind”,  described the life of the average lawyer.

According to him, “ Lawyers are confronted with a unique challenge of both adding positive value to the society by using their daily professional exertions as instruments of so-called social engineering, and passively, by being seen to be above-board in all their interactions and engagements, either professional or otherwise. In other words, they are expected to be both Saints and Warriors. Whether this is feasible or, even humanly possible, is moot. Suffice it to say, that the verdict for failure (particularly in respect of the former) has always been harsh.

Whether this has proved to be enough to deter deviant (or unprofessional) behaviour is an open question. The same, arguably, is the case with the latter (sentinels and guardians of our common values). To what extent will you keep faith with that high ideal? Will you live up to expectations? It is up to you. Just ensure that whatever choices you make for actualizing your career as a Legal Practitioner, you are guided by the right values, the topmost of which is our professional ethics. You breach them at your peril.”


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