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WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL v. PROVIDENCE OGECHUKWU MEKWUNYE

(2016) JELR 36950 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/195/2015  •  22 Mar 2016  •  Nigeria

Coram
UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU JCA; TIJJANI ABUBAKAR JCA; JAMILU YAMMAMA TUKUR JCA;

Judgement

UZO I. NDUKWE-ANYANWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): This is an appeal against the decision of the High Court of Lagos State delivered on the 19th day of November, 2013 by Hon. Justice O. O. Femi-Adeniyi.

Sometime in April 2008, the Appellant published an advert in the National dailies inviting interested candidates to register online via Appellant's website for the Senior Certificate Exams for November/December 2008 batch. In view of the advert, the Respondent purchased a scratch card for the online registration and then accessed the Appellant's website to register.

It is the case of the Respondent that she registered for the examination with the name "Mekwunye Providence Ogechukwu" but upon acknowledgment of the registration the last two letters of her name was omitted to read thus "Mekwunye Providence Ogechuk"??. She tried to contact the Appellant in a bid to find out why her name was cut short but her effort proved abortive. She then instructed her counsel to write to th…

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