BREAKING: Angry LAUTECH students stop JAMB candidates from entering campus



- 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.
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According to Nigerian Tribune, the students had mobilized 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.
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According to the report, 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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