The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has called off its unions’ six months strike, while announcing that the academic activities for the 2021/2022 academic session would resume on Thursday, August 18, 2022.
This was made known in a circular 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, on Monday.
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 stated 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.
Recall that oyoaffairs.net had earlier reported that the management announced May 26, 2022 as official resumption of academic activities some weeks ago.
However, the unions (ASUU & JAC) which had been on strike for the past six months, refused to resume academic activities despite the school management’s order.
In the meantime, there have been several efforts from government to make the unions resolve all wrangling issues that may be stopping academic activities on campus, with the recent meeting the unions held with Oyo State government last month.