Fulfill Your Financial Obligations, LAUTECH Students Tells Ajimobi, Aregbesola

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Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology ( LAUTECH)  Ogbomoso has called on the Governor of  Oyo state Senator Abiola Ajimobi  and  Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola of the state of Osun to fulfill their financial obligations and resolve the ownership issues of the institution to save it from the reoccurring crisis.

They also appeal to them to do all the needful to ensure the immediate resumption of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) who are on another industrial action  to truncate the ongoing second semester examination.

Speaking  on behalf of over 3,500 students of the institution at a press conference held in Ogbomoso on Saturday president of the student Union Government SUG  Abiodun Oluwaseun said ” If government continue show lack of commitment and disrespects the lives of over 3,500, students of the institution, we cannot but embark on 10.000 students match to the federal capital territory Abuja to show the entire world the callousness we suffered in the hand of the governors of Oyo and Osun whose priority ought to be building a brighter and formidable future for this nation but has decided to kill it instead.”

The SUG president noted that the incessant strike action embark upon by both teaching and non teaching staff of the institution is already having a physiological effect on the students

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While describing the continuous silence of chancellor of the crisis rocking the institute Asiwaju Bola Tinubu  as a callous  act, the student appeal to him and the Federal government to immediately rescue the institution to safeguard the  dying educational standard of the Nation with their timely intervention.

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The students recommends recommend Immediate release of grants for infrastructural development and payments of salary arrears and other allowances as well as regular release of monthly subvention for  payment of salary of workers

They also call for the  full implementation of outcome of Wole Olanipekun led visitation committee and recommendation of  KPMG audit report initiate  more investments and  to boost the economic and internal generated revenue for the institute

On the ownership tussle, the student noted that  the problem of joint  ownership of the institution remains a problem steadily eating away the survival of the university and  steadily wears  away the growth and development of the University and any real lasting solution to the  crisis presently encountered by the institution will rest squarely on the two owners state.

“ In the last twenty years, funding and ownership has always been the major source of  conflict between the two owner state  especially after when each of the two states has established her own university which resulted  into neglect of the 27 year old university.”

 

While reaffirming the commitment of the students to ensure  LAUTECH regain is back on its feet ,   Oluwaseun said  “We stand  committed to doing our utmost as students of this institution with all sense of  justice, equity and transparency  to ensure that the government meet up with their responsibility and functionality  to ensure continuous existence of citadel of learning and take it back to its greater height.”

 

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