The University of Abuja has offered an immediate employment to the best graduating student at the final bar examination of the Nigerian Law School, Miss Fatima Sani.
The vice chancellor of the university, Prof. Michael Adikwu, said her appointment takes immediate effect.
Miss Sani, who won nine awards at the end of her studies, is expected to resume work as a Graduate Assistant in the university.
The Governing Council of the institution commended the students for making the institution proud.
A plaque was presented to her by the Registrar of the university governing council, Hajia Aisha Babangida.
The council commended two other students of the institution, Halimat Temitope Edun, and Esther Maudlyn Johnson-Chu, for winning different awards and making the institution proud.
Adikwu said the institution would also give financial assistance to the ex-students in due time.
“You can see for three progressive years we have gotten first class in the law school. That is a feet. No faculty does it in this country. It is a big feet for us.
“We have prizes for them. The same thing we are doing now we will do for them (the three remaining students) whenever we are able to and we also have a little money to give to them,” Adikwu said.
Earlier in his remarks, Dean of Faculty Law, Prof. Daniel Odeleye, said Miss Sani’s feet had never been recorded in the law school.
“In the history of the Nigerian Law School nobody has ever won nine awards. The best before her won seven awards but she won nine awards. She was the best overall student,” he said.
Miss Sani dedicated her award to God and hard work.
She urged students of the university to study hard to achieve success.
“You have to work hard and be able to balance you your social life with your work,” she said.
Some of the awards include: Sir Adetokunbo Ademola award for best student of the year (1st prize), Dr. Teslim Elias, award for best student of the year (1st prize), Hon. Justice Atanda Fatayi-Williams award for best student of the year (1st prize), Director General, Nigerian Law School prize for 1st class students, Council of Legal Education star prize donated by council of legal education.
Others are: Chief Adegboyega Awomolo award for 3rd best student in corporate law practice, National Association of Women Judges award for best overall female student of the year, Mrs. Oluwatosin Doherty, former director of academics, Nigerian Law School award for best female student in criminal litigation and Chief Joe Kyari Gadzama award for best student in civil and criminal litigation.