In an effort to address serious issues affecting the school, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Governor of Oyo State Engineer Seyi Makinde recently met with key stakeholders.
Representatives of the Alumni body, the LAUTECH governing council, the Ogbomoso community, and representatives of the state’s Ministry of Education were present at the meeting, which was held at the Presidenrial Lodge of the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
According to a statement from the governor’s chief press secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, the meeting, which went into the early hours of Friday, covered important topics like the University’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) participation in the ongoing nationwide strike action, the multi-campus status of the institution and the proposed name change.
Speaking to reporters shortly after the meeting, Mr. Onilede Solomon, the global president of the LAUTECH Alumni Association, indicated that the discussions were productive and that the institution’s renaming and other concerns, including the strike, will soon be resolved permanently.
We are LAUTECH alumni and significant LAUTECH stakeholders, he declared. We actually came to see the governor about some matters that are still being discussed.
“I can say that in the next couple of weeks, the issue of strike within the LAUTECH will be over and other issues related to renaming of the institution will be addressed permanently.
“The issue of calling off the ASUU strike as it affects LAUTECH was part of the discussion but it would be concluded upon in a matter of days.
“The deliberation we had was very fruitful and, just like you know, the governor loves LAUTECH so much and has invested so much in the institution.
“However, the resolution will be discussed and announced in a few days time.”