Apparently all was set for the 2017 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams to begin on Monday, nationwide. On approaching the gates of the Ladies Akintola University of Technology, on Monday morning, one could students standing outside with the gates allegedly locked by students.
Staff of the University are being owed salaries for seven months and have embarked on yet another industrial action. The series of conflicts in the two-time best state university in Nigeria (2003 and 2004, NUC) has become quite alarming. With governments of Oyo and Osun failing to take responsibility of funding the University.
The gates were locked after students leaders held a congress by 5am and resolved that the school will be lockeddown and no Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination will hold until their demands are met.
The demands include, a comprehensive academic calendar, commencement of lectures and a permanent resolution of the crisis in the institution. Unless the demands are met, the student leaders said they will continue to protest and ensure a total lockdown of the institution.
The student leaders said the aim of the lockdown is to get the attention of the federal government on the plight of the institution.
Yesterday not only were the gates shut, there was also an ongoing protest within the school premises.