By Faith Okerinmodun
Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), have vowed to have another show down with the managements of the institution over what they described as unjust closure of their institution.
The students condemned the non-challant attitude of the Oyo and Osun State governments who turned deaf ears to their demand of re-opening the varsity over the past six months.
In a Chat with our correspondent, Oyedeji Ahmed who is a student of the institution said some of his mates are dead while others have lost hope in education over the past six month they have been at home for no reason.
“Due to some reasons some of our students are dead while some had lost hope in education. We are not helpless but hopeless as a result of lack of thought of those at helms of affairs”.
Ahmed said Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State in one of his interview promised that once the government receive the audit interim report after the break, a maximum of 3 months grants will be paid to resolve the impasse but it is very sad that up till now there has not been any traces from the government now that the Oyo state Governor is in London.
“We are so sad and worried on why the Government has not taken the necessary step even after the submission of the audit interim report.
“Our greatest fear now is that the release of the proposed fund will take longer than expected because that is when the Governing council can have a discussion with the Unions”.
“We are therefore appealing to the two governors to do the needful before the end of this month as that will be the only reason why we would not have to go back to the street again”, he said.
It would be recalled that the institution has been closed down for some months due to poor funding of the lecturers since December 2013 which led to the closure of the varsity.
The Academic Staff Union of University, Lautech chapter have also joined the nationwide strike thereby prolonging the crisis of the varsity.