NUC expresses worry over LAUTECH’s protracted crisis

The National Universities Commission has expressed worry over the protracted ownership crisis rocking the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.

The NUC said the crisis had stunted the growth of the university which is jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states.

According to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the university, Mr Lekan Fadeyi, the Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof Abubakar  Rasheed, said this during a visit to the university, adding that  that  the commission was committed to finding a lasting solution to the crisis in the school.

The executive secretary spoke through the Deputy Executive Secretary (Academics) , Dr Suleiman  Ramon-Yusuf.

He lamented that the commission was bothered by the instability in the academic calendars of LAUTECH, because of its effects on the students as well as the staff of the institution.

He said, “We are bothered that the potential and growth of this promising institution are stunted by a crisis that is needless but becoming protracted and we are determined to bring LAUTECH back on track.

“Our business at this time is to explore all avenues to resolving this crisis once and for all in order to ensure that students and staff of this institution are no longer exposed to further sufferings, and protect the interest of all stakeholders.”

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Michael  Ologunde, explained to the NUC team that the management was more committed to build a university that would be ranked among the best in the world.

The vice chancellor said despite the crisis, LAUTECH had continued to rank among the best varsities in the country, saying the feedback from employers of its graduates was always very good.
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