The Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, has said the commission was committed to finding a lasting solution to the imbroglio that has impeded further growth of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.
He spoke on Monday, 16 March, 2020 in Ogbomoso, through the Deputy Executive Secretary (Academics) of NUC, Dr. Suleiman Babatunde Ramon-Yusuf, lamenting that the commission was bothered by the instability experienced in the academic calendars of LAUTECH, even as it affects students and staff.
According to the team leader of the commission sent to look into the crisis of ownership bedeviling the thirty years old University of Technology, “we are bothered that the potentials and growth of this promising Institution is stunted by a crisis that is needless but becoming protracted and we are determined to bring LAUTECH back on track.
“Our business at this time is to 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”.
Earlier in his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, explained to the visiting NUC team that Management was more committed to a future that sees the University continues to hold its own in the comity of higher institutions of learning.
He reeled out awards and laurels as well as positive feedbacks from employers of past students of the University, emphasizing that Management was committed to fulfilling its mandate as envisioned by the founding fathers of LAUTECH.