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#BREAKING: Again, LAUTECH Shuns ASUU Strike, Begins New Academic Session

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The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has again decided to reopen the institution for academic activities despite the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

This is according to a circular signed by the Registrar of the University, Dr. Kayode Ogunleye,

The school stated that the resumption date for academic activities for the 2021/2022 academic session would be August 18, 2022.

Recall, the management of the state-owned varsity on Thursday May 19, 2022, had earlier directed its students and staff to resume on Monda, May 26, 2022, for the continuation of academic activities.

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.

In the new circular released, titled: “Release to Staff and Students: Continuation of the First Semester of the 2021/2022 Academic Session”, students and lectuerers are asked to resume with immediate effect.

The statement reads partly, “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.

LAUTECH, along with other public universities, has been on strike in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities over issues concerning the operation and funding of the public university system.

The federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), today, Tuesday, August 16, 2022 over its prolonged strike.

Meanwhile, the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), today, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in Abuja over its prolonged strike.

The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and National Association of Academic Technologists are also set to meet with the Federal Government’s negotiation team led by Prof. Nimi Briggs on Friday, August 19, 2022.

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