The administration of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso & the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LAUTECH branch are at present at loggerheads over the resumption date in the university.
It was accumulated that the university, by its Registrar, Mr. Jacob Adewale Agoola, had on Wednesday delivered an announcement advising the undergraduate of the beginning of learning exercises beginning from today (Thursday, January 3).
Agboola in the announcement entitled, “Re: Resumption of academic activities” added that the choice to start the learning exercises was arrived at by the University Management Committee at its gathering of Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
He stated “The University Management Committee at its meeting of Wednesday, January 2, 2019, directed that all students be notified of the commencement of academic activities (course registration and lectures) on Thursday, January 3, 2019.”
“Students are advised to check the University website for the academic calendar and lecture time-table for 2018/2019 Harmattan Semester. Best wishes”.
In any case, ASUU LAUTECH branch while responding to the administration’s mandate on resumption, proclaimed that the progressing ASUU strike was still in power.
ASUU in an announcement endorsed by its Chairperson, Dr. Biodun Olaniran & Secretary, Dr. Toyin Abegunriin, a duplicate which was made accessible to DAILY POST, prompted guardians not to enable their kids to go to the school when no one will attempt to them.
The pair in the announcement entitled, “ASUU LAUTECH is still on strike”, stated, “This is to inform members of the general public that ASUU national strike is still very much in force.”
“LAUTECH as a branch of the Union is fully involved in the patriotic struggle of ASUU to reposition the public university system in Nigeria.”
“Any information to the contrary should be disregarded by the members of the public. Negotiations are still ongoing to find solutions to issues in contention.”
“Parents are therefore advised not to send their children to school when nobody will attend to them”.