Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso have expressed their displeasure towards the unjust closure of their institution and have promised to embark on a mass action.
Speaking with a student of the institution, Oyedeji Ahmed he said, “For over six month we have been at home for no reason. Due to some reasons some of our students are dead while some have lost hope in education. We are not helpless but hopeless as a result of lack of thought of those at helms of affairs.
“We are so sad and worried as to why the Government has not taken the necessary step even after the submission of the audit interim report. The Oyo State Governor Sen. Abiola Ajimobi in one of his interview has promised that once the government receive the audit interim report after the break that a maximum of 3 months grants will be paid to resolve the impasse. It’s very sad that up till now there has not been any traces from the government now that the Oyo state Governor is in London” he said.
“Our greatest fear now is that the release of the proposed fund will take longer than expected because that is when the Governing council can have a discussion with the Unions
“We are therefore appealing to the two governors to do the needful before the end of this month as that will be the only reason why we would not have to go back to the street again”, he said.
It should be recalled that the institution has been closed down for some months due to lack of poor funding of the Lecturers since December 2013 which led to the closure of the varsity It should be that the Academic Staff Union of University Lautech chapter has also joined the nationwide strike whereby prolonging the crisis of the University.