Strike: LAUTECH ASUU dares Makinde on threat to stop subvention

…Says we are forging ahead with strike By Moyosore Salami   The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), yesterday, said that any branch that breaks the strike would lose out on the benefits of the struggle, including infrastructure development.  The chapter mentioned that its members had resolved to forge ahead with the strike and pursue it to a logical conclusion. The union in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Prof. Biodun Olaniran and Secretary, Prof. Toyin Abegunrin, after their…

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ASUU shuns LAUTECH’s directive to commence academic activities

 By Opeyemi Babalola Spurred by the recent directive given by the management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) to return to classroom for academic activities, the Academic Staff Union of Universities, LAUTECH branch, has stated that no lecturers will engage any students of the school on campus. In a statement on Friday, the ASUU chairman, LAUTECH branch, Dr. Biodun Olaniran, who made this known on behalf of the academic union, reminded that the ongoing industrial action was affecting all public universities in which the school is also…

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LAUTECH defies ASUU strike, sets to resume academic activities

By Opeyemi Babalola Despite the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, the management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has announced the continuation of academic activities for the 2021/2022 academic session. The institution, in a circular signed by the Registrar of the University, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye, on Thursday and titled, “Release to Staff and Students: Continuation of the First Semester of the 2021/2022 Academic Session”, said that academic activities would resume on May 26, 2022. The statement read in part, “Upon the directive…

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LAUTECH commends efforts of nanotechnology scholars at 14th combined convocation

By Opeyemi Babalola  TheActing Vice-Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu, has commended the contributions of LAUTECH Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+), the leading research group on nanotechnology in Nigeria, as part of groups that have contributed to the success of the institution as the best state university in the country. Liasu made the recognition during the 14th Combined Convocation of the institution, where hehighlighted the achievements of the group, which include publication of more than 140 research articles on nanotechnology since 2015; organisation of five…

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Nanotechnology has much to offer Nigeria but research needs support- Researcher

By Moyosore Salami A professor of Microbiology at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Lateef Agbaje, has called for efforts by government for the approval of the nanotechnology policy, availability of funds and establish a centre of excellence to promote its development for the country. Agbaje said nanotechnology is one of the engines of the fourth industrial revolution that creates uses and studies materials at nano-scale adding that the field of nanotechnology has blossomed to encompass physics, chemistry, engineering and biological sciences. “The global market of nanotechnology enabled products stood at…

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ASUU urges Gov. Seyi Makinde to increase LAUTECH subvention, pay earned academic allowances

By Moyosore Salami  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso has appealed to Governor Seyi Makinde to improve welfare packages for lecturers whose efforts improve the ranking of the institution.  The Chairman of the Union, Professor Biodun Olaniran, pleaded with Governor Makinde to jack-up the monthly subvention which currently stands at 295million. According to him: “the improved ranking has doubled the work of lecturers owing to more subscriptions from those interested in learning at LAUTECH. “Since 2020, LAUTECH has witnessed noticeable improvements in terms…

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Nigerian university system lacks clear vision — Student leaders

• Students are suffering  • If the education sector fails, all other institutions will collapse By Opeyemi Babalola and Moyosore Salami Following a barrage of problems threatening the survival of the public tertiary institutions across the country, the student leaders at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) and Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), have declared that the federal government lacks a clear vision to project a better future for the university system in the country. For Adeboye Anuoluwa of LAUTECH, he describes the state of the university as ‘pathetic’, insisting…

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NUC approves 13 new undergraduate courses for LAUTECH

By Moyosore Salami The National Universities Commission (NUC), has approved  thirteen additional new undergraduate courses on full-time mode for Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State. The new undergraduate courses approved for full-time includes B. Tech Fisheries and Aquaculture, BLIS Library and Information Science, B.Sc. Sociology, B.A. English Language and Literary Studies, B.Sc. Hospitality and Tourism Management, and B.A. Philosophy, B.A. History; as well as B. Tech. Forest Resource Management and B. Tech. Wildlife and Ecotourism Management. Other courses whose establishment also got the nod of NUC includes,…

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LAUTECH awaits N500m as stakeholders advocate single ownership

PMNews/UTI Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Nigeria said that the state will release N500 million to offset part of the debt owing the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso. Makinde made this known on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting on the challenges confronting the institution, held at the university, in Ogbomoso. The governor said that he would not shy away from taking up responsibilities in charting the way forward for the institution. He stressed that Oyo State could shoulder the responsibility of sole ownership of the institution. Makinde…

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