The Alumni Association of Ladoke Akintola University has urged the Federal Government to take over the ownership of the University in the events that the two owner state Oyo and Osun continue to show lack of financial capacity to run the University
The Association in a press statement issued and signed by its public relation officer, Owoyokun Samson also appeal to the Chancellor to the University, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to urgently intervene in the matter by facilitating a meeting with the Visitors of the University with a view to finding a permanent solution to the crisis rocking the University
An appeal was made to the owner-State Governors to pay all the outstanding subventions owed the institution which is to the tune of #7 Billion, and commence regular payment of monthly subventions as and when due
The release stated further that “The Alumni Association strongly believes that the white paper on the report of the visitation panel submitted to the Government on 10th February, 2017 should have been completed. It therefore requests that the white paper on the panel be made public without any further delay”.
While addressing the incident of Tuesday, and Wednesday, May 15, 16, and 17, 2017, in which the students locked the University gate against JAMB candidates scheduled to write their exams within the school premises. The Alumni association understands that the students’ action was borne out of frustration on the effect of the strike action on their future. We therefore apologise to the candidates, JAMB Management and the entire public on the untold hardship and embarrassment the action might have caused them.
In a similar vein, the alumni association in strong unequivocal terms, condemns the despicable action of a section of the students that went on rampage and distastefully displayed the obituary of a living Vice-Chancellor. “We find this act as barbaric and a display of poor character. We therefore seize this opportunity to express our unalloyed support for the University Management under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor Professor Adeniyi Sulaiman Gbadegesin, for performing exceedingly well in managing the affairs of the University, and earnestly prays that he lives long to enjoy the fruits of his labour in good health and wealth”.