The Osun state government has assured its citizens working at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, that handing over the university to Oyo State would not threaten their jobs.
The government also said that the new management terms established by the National University Commission were in no way biased against the state.
A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, obtained in Osogbo on Saturday, further explained that under the new management, the university’s students, who are indigenous to Osun, would not be subject to admission fees or differentials. as they would pay the same tuition fees as their Oyo counterparts.
The statement read in parts: “The states of Osun and Oyo have mutually agreed that the joint ownership of LAUTECH be formally dissolved after extensive mediation by the National University Commission (NUC), on the need to restore tranquility and the environment. conducive to learning in both institutions. The decision was made necessary as a result of governance and management challenges.
“All workers of Osun origin, whether in the Faculty of Health Sciences and LAUTECH assigned to Osun or those of Ogbomoso, have guaranteed job security. There will be no intimidation or discrimination against them in the performance of their duties.
“The agreement establishes that the indigenous people of Oyo and the state of Osun who work in either of the two entities will retain all their rights and obligations stipulated in their letters of commitment, so the Government of the state of Osun wishes to inform citizens that there is no need to worry about dissolution, as all Osun extraction workers are assured of the safety of their jobs.
“Osun students will also not be subject to admission fees or differentials. They will pay the same tuition fees as their Oyo counterparts.
“The agreement ceded LAUTECH University Hospital and all its assets to Osun. Therefore, all real estate and personal property located in the Faculty of Health Sciences in Osogbo, including Mercyland Hospital, are now owned by the State of Osun. LAUTECH University Hospital, which is an independent organization, has not been affected by this dissolution and, therefore, will continue to provide the necessary services to our people ”.
Similarly, the management of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, has said that the state of the hospital was not affected in any way by the dissolution of the joint ownership of the university, and said that the Osogbo Teaching Hospital remains an organization Independent.
A statement from the hospital’s chief medical director, Professor Peter Olaitan, said the hospital “will continue to provide its services as usual, as the Osun state government has promised to continue providing the necessary support.
“To this end, all interested parties concerned about the services at LAUTECH Osogbo Teaching Hospital are informed that the hospital will continue to operate non-stop and its operations will continue as scheduled. Our many patients, staff, trainees, and indeed the public must remain calm as we will continue to provide our services as expected. “