“It is, therefore, our view that what is left for these visitors is to honourably resign for not meeting up with what is expected of their offices. For the umpteenth time, our union ASUU emphasised that education is the fulcrum upon which growth and development of any nation revolve. Yet, education is brutally neglected by our leaders in Nigeria’.
“The case of LAUTECH is very pathetic; owned by the two States of Oyo and Osun, yet lacks so much, especially at the level of funding. In fact, the chronic underfunding of LAUTECH has manifested itself in so many ugly forms viz over-bloated students population, outrageous fee regimes, poor state of infrastructural facilities, inadequate staff development programme, unpaid promotion arrears and unpaid salaries of workers running into 10 months, etc.
The statement emphasized,“rather than redress the abnormally of underfunding, the two states have since established additional universities, each in their respective states,” he said.
Penpushing, however, recalled that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) disrupted the ongoing second semester examination for 2017/2018 academic session at the institution. The lecturers’ action was due to non-payment of workers’ salaries as well as decayed infrastructure of the institution.
Penpushing further reports that,the union, which embarked on a two-week warning strike to express its displeasure, also said the strike would become indefinite considering the silence of the governments.