IGNATIUS IGWE AGUBE, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the Judgment of the Ilorin Division of the Federal High Court per Chukwura Nnamani J. which judgment delivered on the 21st day of June, 2006, allowed all the plaintiffs claims except the second claim which deals with religious and political beliefs.
The Plaintiff who was at all times material to the case a student of Industrial Chemistry of the Defendant's University in both her writ of summons and statement of claim sought for the following reliefs against the Defendants: -
"(a). A Declaration that the Defendant is statutorily obliged to grant degrees to persons who have pursued a course of study approved by it and satisfied such other requirements as it may lay down.
"(b). A Declaration that it is illegal for the defendant, either directly or surreptitiously, to require any person to satisfy any requirement as to religious or political persuasion to be entitled to become or continue to be a stud…