A. G. IRIKEFE, JSC (Presiding and Delivering the Leading Judgement): In this appeal, the essential facts grounding the case are not in dispute; the dispute is as to the application of the law to those facts.
These facts so far as may be relevant, may be summarised thus. Three female students of the University of Ife-Olajobi Abimbola Akintemi, Numeh Udobi and Elizabeth Iyamabo (hereafter to be referred to as the appellants) jointly in the High Court of Oyo State (Ibadan Judicial Division) sought the following orders against the Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar of the University of Ife as well as the University itself:
"(a) Order of Mandamus compelling the respondents to publish and communicate to the applicants the result of the Part IV Final LL.B degree examinations taken by them in June 1981 at the Faculty of Law, University of Ife, Ile-Ife.
(b) Declaration that the failure, refusal or neglect of the respondents to publish the result of the applicants/appellants in the June-July 19…