The Academic Staff Union of University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso (LAUTECH) chapter on Monday warned that the institution was on the verge of total collapse.
It lamented on the lack of infrastructural decay in the institution, none payment of workers salaries, shortage in workforce, and none challant attitude of principals (Osun and Oyo states government) of the institution.
ASUU said despite its unrelenting efforts to ensure that abnormalities and impending collapse in the institution are addressed by the governments, the situation was getting worsen, adding that the institution’s best teachers are moving to other institutions where they will be appreciated.
The Union in a statement jointly signed by its chairman, Biodun Olaniran and the secretary, Toyin Abegunrin said Osun and Oyo state governments should be blame for whatever happens to the institution.
The statement read “Recall that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) LAUTECH branch in the press statement of the 26th July, 2018 warned about the impeding crises; in the University due to government’s refusal to fund the University; as part of their cardinal responsibilities to the Nigerian masses. ”
“This has led to the accumulation of unpaid salaries. Prompt payment of salaries which is; a major motivating ingredient of productivity has become a mirage; in our erstwhile glorious and exemplary state University which in the past; was the glory of Oyo and Osun states.”
“Presently, suffering and uncertainty of survival means have become the abiding companions of staff members. After the alarm raised in said release by the Union, one would expect that a sensitive government; would have responded positively towards averting the looming crises.”