There are clear indications that the seven-month-old industrial action embarked upon by both the academic and non-academic unions of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, will soon be over.

It was gathered that the two states who are the proprietors of the institution met in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Wednesday to discuss possible ways of resolving the perennial crisis, which has been rocking the institution jointly owned by the two states.

 The meeting had in attendance Oyo State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Adeniyi Olowofela and Special Adviser on Education to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, Dr Bisi Akin-Alabi who led Oyo state delegation.
It was also attended by the Deputy Governor of the State of Osun, Mrs. Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori who doubles as the acting Commissioner of Education for the State.
A close source at the meeting informed journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital on Thursday that “some issues bothering on the crises rocking the institutions were discussed as well.”

The source who begged not to be named maintained that the “emergency meeting” may not be unconnected with a planned protests by a group of students of the institution who vowed to hold both states to ransom, in a rally billed to take place in Ibadan, Oyo State and Osogbo, Osun State respectively on Monday 9th January 2017.

He said this development propelled the two states to call a meeting on the current state of the institution to avert the rally.


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