The Registrar of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology ( LAUTECH ), Ogbomoso, Mr. J. A. Agboola, assured that the school management and the academic staff union are working together to ensure the resumption of academic activities in the university as already scheduled.
According to him, “real progress” is being made.
“All the dates, by the grace of God, will stand,” he said, in reaction to a statement by the academic staff union vowing not to resume despite the management announcement that the university would reopen on Friday, September 15.
The Nation had reported on Thursday that the academic staff union of LAUTECH is insisting on continuing their strike, even after meeting with the university management on Monday, September 18, until they receive the six months salary arrears promised them by the owner-state governments of Oyo and Osun.
“Nothing has been offered to us,” Dr. Ade Adejumo, ASUU zonal coordinator, had said. “We are still where we were when we started the action.”
However, in his interview with The Nation on Friday, Mr. Agboola maintained that the management and unions are making headway in restoring normalcy in the university.
He also said that the management and the unions are working together, adding it is “all for the good of the system.”
When asked about the progress being made with the N4 billion government funding Senate President Bukola Saraki promised in July, and N9 million already crowdfunded by the FundLAUTECH campaign launched in June by some alumni of the university, Mr. Agboola declined to comment, explaining that it was outside his purview.
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