Candidates for the 2017 JAMB UTME exams who had been posted to the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology have not been able to write their exams.
This is after students of the school blocked all entrances into the school over the school’s ongoing strike.
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.
According to Punch, the students aim to bring their plight to the notice of the Federal Government, after being ignored by the Oyo and Osun state governments.
Teaching and non-teaching staff of the university were also denied entry into the school’s premises by the protesting students.
The institution has only just reopened after being on strike for 8 months, but the issues that led to the first strike don’t seem to have been solved.
1.7 million candidates registered to write the exam, which began nationwide on Saturday.
A JAMB 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.”