Lawyer sues FG over unreleased entrance examination’s result
A lawyer, Chief Malcolm Omirhobo has sued the Federal Government, at the Federal High Court, Lagos for not releasing National Common Entrance Examination result.
Joined as respondents in the suit beside the government, are the Minister for Education and the National Examination Council (NECO).
The claimant is asking for the sum of N1, 250,000 as damages in favour of Malcolm Jnr. Ogheneyorheme Omirhobo, an infant and his son, who he is standing in for as next friend.
According to his statement of claim, the 10 years old has just finished his primary school education from Joanah Memorial Nursery and Primary School, 1 Aliu Bisiriyu Drive Okota, Isolo Lagos state.
The claimant averred that he sat for the 2016/2017 National Common Entrance Examination on April 8, 2017 and could not access the scores and the best he got was the 2nd defendants (Ministry of Education) Admission Notification card, which shows that ‘he is admitted but his admission is under consideration.’
In a 24-paragraph affidavit, the claimant swore that “The plaintiff first choice is Federal Government College, Lagos (boys and girls) and his second choice is F.S.T.C Yaba (boys and girls) Lagos.
“The plaintiff on getting the information that his name was short listed without the details of the result or criteria for his name being short listed, wrote a letter to the 2nd defendant requesting for the release of his result,” he stated.
He seeks for a declaration of court on behalf of Ogheneyorheme that it is the plaintiff’s right to have the score or result of the National Common Entrance Examination of 2017, which he sat for and that the defendants should publish it.
He also wants the court to declare that failure or refusal of the 2nd defendant to direct the 3rd defendant to publish the details of the scores or result of the plaintiff in the 2017 Common Entrance Examination, which he sat for despite letter of request, is improper, illegal and unlawful.
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