Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), LAUTECH chapter, are currently at loggerheads over the new resumption directive issued to students on Wednesday. The management on Wednesday through its Registrar, Jacob Agoola, has issued a statement informing the students of the commencement of academic activities starting from January 3, a decision reached by the University Management Committee at its meeting on Wednesday, January 2.
However, ASUU, LAUTECH chapter, has kicked, declaring that the ongoing ASUU strike, which the union was part of, is still in force. In a statement issued by ASUU chairperson of LAUTECH, Biodun Olaniran, and his secretary, Toyin Abegunriin, they have advised parents not to allow their children to go to the school when nobody will attend to them.
Olaniran said, “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.”