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Protest in UNILAG over cut-off marks

22 July 2015, 14:15

Lagos  -  Hundreds of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates on Wednesday morning stormed the University of Lagos to protest against the decision of the institution to stop them from writing the forthcoming post-UTME, Punch reports.

The candidates alleged that the authorities of university, in liaison with the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, had rolled out a new admission procedure that prevented them from sitting the examination to secure admission to the university.

Also read:Unilag shut down over protest

According to the protesters, the university has upped its cut-off to 250 marks against the recommended 180 marks by JAMB.

Many of the candidates, who came with their parents, had converged on the university gate as early as 7am, where they chanted solidarity songs, demanding the removal of the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde.

The protest caused the school authority to close the school gate.

Read more at Punch

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