Normal activities kicked off at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, as Lecturers across the various faculties resumed lectures with students. Students were excited that the prolonged strike called by the Academic Staff Union of Universities was broken. Social and Academic activities returned to the campuses of the institution both in Ogbomoso and Osogbo.
The Students Union President, Abiodun Oluwaseun, who monitored the resumption alongside other executive members, expressed satisfaction with the directive to resume. He said: “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 concluded.
The Chairman, Parents and Teachers’ Committee, Israel Olaniyan, also said parents are particularly happy at the resumption of lectures.
He said: “We are pleading with the governors of Oyo and Osun states to help ensure that workers are paid as and when due, so that we can hope for an uninterrupted academic sessions.”
The Chairman of LAUTECH Alumni Association, Ogbomoso branch, Israel Olaniyan, said all hands must on deck to salvage the university, “which some of us attended and gave the fame they have today.”
He continued, “We are ASUU members and fully aware of what the association is fighting for; but we also have to consider the plight of our students.
“Our appeal is for our leaders in the association to consider other means while lecture continues,” Mr Ige said.