BREAKING: Angry LAUTECH students stop JAMB from conducting UTME in their school


- Students of Ladoke Akintola University of
Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo
state have stopped candidates writing the
2017 JAMB candidates from entering the
premises for their examinations
- The students are protesting the closure of
their school
- The students had mobilised themselves as
early as 6.00 a.m. for the action
Enraged students of Ladoke Akintola
University of Technology (LAUTECH),
Ogbomoso, Oyo state,has on Monday
morning, May 15, prevented 2017 JAMB
candidates from entering the premises
of the institution to write their exams.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the
students had mobilised themselves as
early as 6.00 a.m. for the action, and
stationed themselves in teams across all
entrances into the institution.
the students had mobilised themselves as early
as 6.00 a.m. for the action, and stationed
themselves in teams across all entrances into
the institution
The students reportedly barricaded all
the entrances, thereby, preventing any
movement in and outside of the campus
and in the process also denying all staff
of the institution, both teaching and
non-teaching were denied entry.

According to Tribune, one of the
students who spoke under condition of
anonymity said the students are
“resolved to deny JAMB candidates
entry this morning to let the world
know that the on-going strike in
LAUTECH is still on.”
As of the time of filing this report, all
the gates leading to the campus were
under lock and key.
Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB)
spokesperson has announced that a new
record has been set by the body.
A record 1.7 million people have
registered for this year’s Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(UTME). The spokesperson said:
“We registered a number that has never
been done in the entire 39 years of the
existence of JAMB within a time frame
Nigerians were skeptical about."

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