Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has called off its unions’ six months old strike.
This was contained in a circular today August 16, titled:
“Release to Staff and Students: Continuation of the First Semester of the 2021/2022 Academic Session”, and signed by the Registrar of the University, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye.
The institution also announced the date for the commencement of academic activities for the 2021/2022 academic session to be on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
The statement read in part,
“Upon the directive of the Visitor to the university, the management, hereby, informs all staff and students that the university will continue its academic activities for the first semester of the 2021/2022 academic session on Thursday, August 18, 2022”.
While urging staff and students to abide by the directive, the statement further assures staff and students that the amended academic calendar for the semester will soon be made available.
“On behalf of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. M. 0. Liasu, I welcome all students back to the campus and wish them a crisis-free semester”, the statement added.
The management of the institution had earlier announced May 26, 2022, as the official resumption of academic activities some weeks ago. But members of ASUU in the school which had been on strike for the past six months refused to resume academic activities despite the school management’s order.
LAUTECH like some other State Universities, had been on Strike in solidarity with the Other members of the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities on issues bordering on the operation and funding of the Public Universities System