LAUTECH: Finally, students now have a resumption date
After eight months of being out of school, the students of LAUTECH are glad that finally, they can get back in session.
On Monday 23rd of January, the school's website posted a statement signed by the Registrar, J. A. Agboola. It read:
"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: 2015/2016 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".
This is the aftermath of Governor Abiola Ajimobi's statement at the student rally, where he said he was working with the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, so an initial N500m lifeline to clear the backlog of unpaid salaries.
Ladoke Akintola University was established in 1990, long before Oyo State was split into two states; Oyo and Osun.
Staff at LAUTECH had been on strike since June 9, 2016, with students having zero academic activity in that time.