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IDRIS OLATOKUNBO OLAREWAJU v. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS & ORS

(2014) JELR 36275 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/203/09  •  24 Oct 2014  •  Nigeria

Coram
SIDI DAUDA BAGE JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA;

Judgement

TIJJANI ABUBAKAR, J.C.A. (Delivering The Leading Judgment): The Appellant in this appeal, enrolled into the Medical college of the University of Lagos to read medicine in 1993, expecting to be awarded MB, BS, upon successful completion of his studies. He sat for four compulsory core subjects in his 5th year; the four core subjects are, (Obstetrics Gynecology, Pediatrics, Medicine and Surgery). Results of these subjects were then published indicating that Appellant met Examiners requirements, and therefore passed the said subjects.

On the 25th day of September, 2001 Appellant applied to the Respondents to be issued letter for his induction by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council. In response to this request, the Respondents replied to say that Appellant could not be issued the letter because he did not pass pediatrics and that the publication in 1998 where he was shown to have passed the subject was made in error. Appellant became aggrieved and therefore approached the Federal High…

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