OSUN STATE GOVERNOR, RAUF AREGBESOLA SAYS THAT THE STATE IS ‘FINANCIALLY INCAPABLE’ OF RUNNING LAUTECH.
Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola has openly lamented about the crisis his government is having with students of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH). The institution has been shut down for months now due to the government’s inability to release funds.
Students of LAUTECH have been holding several protests with the latest being occurring last Wednesday and Thursday. They stormed the state capital, Osogbo, wielding placards and condemning the government’s attitude towards the problem. The protest totally shut down activities in the state capital as vehicular movements were halted for over eight hours.
In response, Aregbesola denied statements that his government was not concerned with the issue, he revealed that the problem could not be tackled due to poor finances. He told journalists during a media night out in the Government House, which was part of activities to commemorate his 60th birthday, that “this is not a matter of not having interest in LAUTECH. With the economic realities on ground, I cannot continue with the pattern of funding the school because we are financially incapacitated”.
Meanwhile students of LAUTECH have resorted to sleeping on the streets in protest of the indefinite closure of their school
He further stated;
“I am incapable. The funds are not just there. Though I still make contributions and my deputy governor is here to testify that I still sign cheques to make payment every month to LAUTECH. It is small. It is not a matter of interest, but incapacity. The failure of the management to live within its means is another issue”.
“We stop giving financial support to Osun State University (UNIOSUN), an institution with about 12,000 student population about three years ago and the university is still running on its own till today. The population of LAUTECH is about 33,000 and the difference between the tuition fees being paid by LAUTECH and UNIOSUN is not much,”
However, he disclosed that a private audit firm had been commissioned by both Oyo and Osun, co-owners of the University, to carry out a total audit of the institution’s management and finances.
The Rivers State University (SUG) through Office of the Director of Socials in collaboration with Hustlers Empire Entertainment has released its nominees list for the RSU Awards 2017. There are 21 categories,
The long awaited biggest campus event is already here. The Rivers State Universitity Student community is all set for this years edition of the Student week. The student week organised by the Director of Socials Adokiye Tamunosikima.
The SUG students week is scheduled to begin today, Monday 29th May 2016.
Details of the 2017 Student week Activities:
Monday: Jean/Mask Carnival
Tuesday: Sports Grand Finale
Wednesday: Rivers State Youth Summit
Thursday: Old School Day
Friday: Rag day/ Award/ Pageantry Night
Saturday: Cultural Day
The Director of Socials who stated that the Student week was an annual tradition He said “The student Union week is an annual ritual as stipulated in the school’s calendar
It is a week set aside for Students to ease them of the tremendous classroom stress
in all it’s a week of fun”. He also added that this years edition was going to be the best for students to remember in years to come.
For now all roads leads to Love garden for the commencement of the Jean and mask carnival!
A CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO PROFESSOR EYITOPE OGUNGBENRO OGUNBODEDE ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF OAU
“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community. Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others for their sakes and our own.” – Cesar Chavez
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Our Dear Vice Chancellor and the management team, I bring you all warm greetings in the name euphoria of arrears Easter.
I want to use this special medium to commend your efforts to ensure students return back to campus as soonest for the completion of their harmattan semester 2016/2017 Session. Continue reading OPEN LETTER TO THE VICE CHANCELLOR OF FUTO BY A STUDENT→
Tansian University, a private institution based in Obosi, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State and named after the legendary Rev Fr. Iwene Tansi, has declared its readiness to take become the best university in Nigeria and one of the best in the world.
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The management of the Nile University of Nigeria, a world class university located in Abuja, has announced that candidates that picked the institution as their first choice in the 2017 JAMB UTME will be entitled to IPAD AIR 2.
Over the weekend the University of Portharcourt held it’s 31st Convocation ceremony. President Muhammadu Buhari (represented by the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Onwuka) during his speech directed Vice-Chancellors to expel students in tertiary institution who fail to make a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) greater than 0.5 out of the maximum 5 points. Continue reading STUDENTS WITH LESS THAN 0.5 CGPA SHOULD BE EXPELLED – PMB→
Students of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) were dismissed following a statement signed by the Vice-Chancellor on February 17th, 2017 as a measure to calm the situation on campus or rather what was left of a violent protest.