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LAUTECH: Group Calls On Oyo Govt To Clarify Advertised VC’s Vacant Position

IBADAN – A Non-governmental organization, Moral Compass based in Ogbomoso has called on Oyo state government to clarify the recent advertisement to fill the vacant position for the office of Vice Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso.

The group made the call in an open letter jointly signed Abdullahi Ogundele, Chairman and Gabriel Alade, Secretary and addressed to the Commissioner of Education on Wednesday, March 6th, 2024.

In the letter, the group wrote: “We write to seek more enlightenment on the recent advertisment on page 8 of Nigerian Tribune on Friday, February 16th, 2024 for filling the vacant post of Vice Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

“We humbly want you to throw more light on the status of the Governing Council on the university. Has it been dissolved or is it one of the statutory boards/councils that were not dissolved?

“Secondly, if the Governing Council has been dissolved, we equally humbly want to ask if a dissolved council has any legal right to place any advertisment or any action for that matter on the university.

“Thirdly, the Charter of February 20th, 2020 that made Oyo State the sole owner of LAUTECH, Ogbomoso spells out in details the operational guidelines for the day to day running of the University.

“We want to know if any of these guidelines have been violated. No doubt Oyo State is a pacesetter. And we commend Governor Seyi Makinde for the feat attained in the education sector. Posterity will not forget him.

“However, it will be reduction to absurdity if a wise man dies in the hand of a foolish man. To put it in the words of late Orlando Owoh ‘E get as he be o’. Please, look into it lest the enemies within and without laugh at us.”

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