The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo state, has commenced academic activities fully for the 2018/2019 session.
Lecturers across the various faculties resumed lectures on Monday with students excited that the prolonged strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has been broken.
The Students Union President of the institution, Abiodun Oluwaseun, expressed satisfaction with the directive to resume.
“We are all happy and impressed that lectures are actually taking place in all the places we visited. As a union, we cannot ask for more, we only want to appeal to those of our lecturers who are still not cooperating to join hands with their colleagues to salvage LAUTECH.
“The number of students who have resumed is also very encouraging and we thank stakeholders for this New Year gift that is most appreciated, Oluwaseun stated.
Israel Olaniyan, Chairman, Parents and Teachers’ Committee, said parents are particularly happy at the resumption of lectures.
“We are pleading with the Governors of Oyo state and Osun states to help ensure that workers are paid as at when due, so that we can hope for an uninterrupted academic session,” Olaniyan stated.
LAUTECH Alumni Association, Chairman, Ogbomoso branch, Azeem Ige also said all hands must be on deck to salvage the university “which some of us attended and gave the fame they have today.”
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