LAUTECH to resume soon after 8-month abandon

The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has announced that the institution will resume on Friday.

A statement posted on its website Monday night and signed by the Registrar, J. A. Agboola, said “All staff and students are hereby informed that the University will reopen for normal activities on Friday, January 27, 2017.”

“Students are to note the following for compliance: Friday -January 27: Resumption; Friday – February 3: Revision week ends; Friday – February 10: Lecture free week ends; Monday – February 13: 2016/2017 Harmattan Semester Examinations begin.

“All students who are yet to complete their registration are to ensure that they do so and pay their tuition fee during the revision week.

“On behalf of the Governing Council, Senate and Management, headed by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. A. S. Gbadegesin, we wish you all the best”.

Recall that Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, recently disclosed that he was working in concert with his Osun State counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola to mobilise an initial N500m lifeline to settle the backlog of salary arrears of the striking workers.

The institution was established in 1990 in the old Oyo State, which is now made up of Oyo and Osun States. The two states had maintained joint ownership of the college since 1991 when Osun was excised.

Academic and non-academic staff at LAUTECH had been on strike since June 9, 2016, in protest against delay in payment of their salary arrears, a development the governor blamed on the dwindling fortunes of the two owner states.

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