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LAUTECH asks students to resume tomorrow



Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has directed undergraduates of the institution to resume on Friday, September 15.

The management of the school, however, said full academic activities will commence after the Independence Day anniversary.

Jacob Agboola, registrar of the university, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday.

“The Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, has approved resumption of activities on the institution’s campuses with effect from Friday, September 15, 2017,” the statement read.

“Students of the university are expected to return to school on Monday, September 25, 2017, while full academic activities, the details of which the senate will announce, shall commence immediately after the Independence anniversary holiday.

“Council thanked the governors of Oyo and Osun states, Senator Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi and Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola respectively, for agreeing to support the university with necessary funds to enable the university to return to its normal work schedule and reinvigorate its latent capacities for accelerated and sustainable growth and development.

“Council also appreciated all stakeholders for their understanding and support. Council further appealed to students, staff, parents as well as the general public to demonstrate greater faith and dedication to the well-being of the institution, as better days lie ahead of it.

“Concerted efforts should, therefore, be geared towards ensuring that nothing is allowed to disrupt the normal work of the university again.”

LAUTECH lecturers have been on strike since June 2.

Biodun Olaniran, chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, LAUTECH chapter, had accused the governments of Oyo and Osun of failing to meet up with the demands of the union.

“It has been over two years now that LAUTECH has been thrown into crippling financial crisis due to government’s refusal to meet its funding obligations to the institution,” Olaniran had said at the time.
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