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FW: LAUTECH students to protest school crisis in Abuja

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

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This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, have called for the intervention of the institution’s chancellor, Bola Tinubu and the federal government on the unending crisis plaguing the university.

In a statement signed by the President of the Institution’s Union, Abiodun Oluwaseun, the students described the silence of the authorities as “callous” and fear that the educational standard of the university is going into flames.

For more than two years, LAUTECH has been in one crisis or the other, creating series of strike actions on the path of staff members for non-payment of salaries and poor funding by Osun and Oyo state governments.

 

What started the crisis?

The institution, owned by both the Oyo and Osun state governments, was relatively calm till the Osun State government in 2010 established another university - Osun State University. The Oyo state government, unhappy about this move, requested that full ownership of LAUTECH be transferred to them.

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