Students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, have explained why they shut the gates of the institution against candidates of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME last week.
The candidates who were to sit for the examinations on Monday last week at a Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre inside LAUTECH were prevented from gaining entrance into the campus by protesting students of the institution.
Some of the students who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday said their move was targeted at drawing the attention of the Federal and State governments to their plight.
The institution, jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states, was closed between June 2016 and February this year.
The failure of the two states in fulfilling their shared funding responsibility provoked the workers to shut down the institution, just before the students were scheduled to begin their second semester examinations.
However, the alumni association of the school over the weekend apologized to JAMB and UTME candidates while condemning the students for their actions.
Meanwhile, JAMB said it has conducted the UTME process for the affected candidates in Oyo.
Source: Premium Times