Hundreds of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidates and their parents 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.
According to the protesters, the university has raised its cut-off to 250 marks against the recommended 180 marks by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to roll out a new admission procedure that prevented them from sitting for the examination to secure admission to the university.
Many of the candidates, who came with their parents, had converged on the university gate as early as 7am, where they chanted solidarity songs.
The protest caused traffic gridlock and also led to the forceful closure of the school gate. Security operatives had to direct vehicles to use alternative routes.