By Toba Ajisafe
The Governing Council of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has approved resumption of activities on the Institution’s Campuses which would take effect from Friday September 15, 2017.
This was contained in a release by Head, Public and Alumni Relations Unit, Mr. Lekan Fadeyi which was made available to OSUN DEFENDER on Thursday.
According to a statement signed by the Registrar and Secretary to Council, Mr. Jacob Agboola, students of the University are expected to return to school on Monday September 25th, 2017, while full academic activities, the details of which Senate will announce, shall commence immediately after the Independence anniversary holiday.
The State Government of Osun on its part said it is excited that the governing council has reached this decision on the resumption of the institution.
Speaking on Thursday, a governor’s aide who was privy to the negotiations, but who isn’t permitted to speak with the media confirmed to OSUN DEFENDER that the government is excited by the decision to reopen the institution for academic activities.
The Governing Council had in its statement thanked the two owner states for agreeing to provide necessary support to the institution.
“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.