LAUTECH Crisis: NUC Invites Oyo, Osun, Management, ASUU Others To Meeting
The National Universities Commission has invited Oyo and Osun state governments as well as the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso to a meeting to ensure the resolution of the lingering crisis rocking the university.
The NUC also invited other university based stakeholders like the Academic Staff Union of Universities; Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and others
This is contained in a letter written by the NUC, dated August 5 and addressed to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Michael Ologunde.
Separate letters were sent to Oyo.and Osun States to send their representatives to the meeting which is a continuation of the one distrupted by COVID-19 break.
The letter was signed by the NUC Deputy Executive Secretary ( Academics ) & Committee Chairman.
The letter reads: “The Vice Chancellor will please recall that, as part of the efforts towards resolving the lingering crisis at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology , the NUC Committee visited and interacted with the various stakeholders on Tuesday 17th March 2020.
“Following the disruption of the committee’s work on the account of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is expedient to resume activities so as conclude the committee as assignment.
“Consequently, I am to inform the vice chancellor that members of the committee shall be arriving LAUTECH Ogbomosho on Thursday 6th August for an urgent consultative engagement with the various stakeholders , including university principal officers, management as well as staff unions to discuss issues germane to the successful conclusion of the committee’s assignment.
“The vice Chancellor is requested to kindly draw the attention of the various university based stakeholders to the proposed meeting scheduled for Friday 7th at 10am 2020.”
Recall that the university, which was established on April 23, 1990 by Oyo State Government, is jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states.
Osun State was created from Oyo State and the two states have been running the university jointly since then but its development had been stunted due to poor funding and incessant strikes.