Students Insist on The Reopening of LAUTECH

Students numbering in their hundreds took to the streets of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital today to protest the continuous closure of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (Ogbomoso).

The students kicked start their protest at the Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mokola where they spoke with journalists and also called for the immediate and unconditional reopening of the institution.

Prior to this time, the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi had assured the students and staff of the institution that the school will be opened before this month runs out.

Speaking to newsmen on behalf of his colleagues, Comrade Monsurudeen Omoakin, a 400 level Applied Physics student who is also the Secretary of the umbrella body of the students movements and organizations in the campus, The Save Education and Reopen LAUTCH Coalition (SERAL-C), stated that the students are demanding that lecturers be paid and that the school resumes without any increment to their fees.

He decried the problems that have beset the institution which was once the best state university in the country such as lack of hostel accommodation and also lack of modern and adequate learning facilities or laboratory.

He also denied any knowledge of any group of students who have met with the governor insisting that the students dint want any negotiation when it comes to reopening the school.

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