By Tinuade Salami
It was a played out drama in the early hours of Monday as students of Ladoke Akintola
University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, the capital of Oyo State prevented candidates
who were posted to the school to write the 2017 UTME from gaining entrance to their
According to report, the aggrieved students were said to have carried out the action to alert the
world of the alleged refusal of the owners of the institution to resolve some of the problems
Daily post gathered that the students mobilised themselves before the candidates’ arrival,
barricading every entrance to the school, the students also prevented teaching and non-
teaching staff of the institution from entering the school.
The institution is jointly owned by the State government of Oyo and Osun States respectively.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the students had in January 2017 staged a protest to the Oyo
State Government House over the closure of their school for eight months.
The protest had created so much controversy in which the governor was accused of humiliating
the students but he later came out to give his side of the story.