The National Universies Commission is again seeking solution to the protracted ownership crisis that is impeding further growth of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, jointly owned by the duo of Oyo and Osun States.
Executive secretary of the National Universies Commission(NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, said recently that the commission was committed to ﬁnding a lasting solution to the crisis that has shortchanged stakeholders.
He spoke in Ogbomoso through the Deputy Executive Secretary (academics) of NUC,Dr. Suleiman Babatunde Ramon-Yusuf, saying that the commission is bothered by the instability in the academic calendar of LAUTECH. According to the leader of the NUC, team sent to look into the crises of ownership bedeviling the 30-year old university of technology, “NUC is bothered that the potential and growth of this promising institution have been stunted by a crisis that is needless, and we are determined to bring LAUTECH back on track.
“Our business at this meisto 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.”
It will be recalled that the Commission had during the tenure of Professor Julius Okojie as Executive Secretary, inaugurated aseven-man committee led by Professor Chiedu Maﬁana, for the same purpose of seeing that the ownership crisis was put to permanent abeyance, to allow the Institution grow. Earlier in his address, the vice chancellor, Professor Michael Oluﬁsayo Ologunde, explained to the visting NUC team that LAUTECH management is committed to making the university an effective player in the comity of institutions of higher learning.