The Academic Staff Union, ASUU Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH Ogbomoso has expressed displeasure at the step aside order given to the Institutio’s vice Chancellor by the state government.
Recall that Mouthpiece NGR had on Saturday reported that Asuu members are planning to convey emergency meeting following the “step aside” order given to Professor Ologunde.
A letter dated 16th April, 2021 which from the office of the Hon. Commissioner for Education of Oyo State, asked the Vice-Chancellor to step aside.
ASUU in a press statement issued after congress of the Union held on Monday (19/04/2021) said the developmeny violated the provisions of the University Miscellaneous Act as amended, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology law 2020 and the University conventions.
The statement was jointly signed by the chairman Biodun Olaniran, Ph.D and Toyin Abegunrin Ph.D Secretary.
ASUU said, “If there is any perceived misdemeanour on the part of any officer appointed by the law in the University, due process according to the law must be followed to address such.”
“The Union acknowledges the power of the Visitor to hire and fire on one part and that such power is premised on the recommendation of the governing council according to the extant laws; “As at today, the governing council has not been properly constituted in line with law of the University.
“Our Union therefore, requests that, to maintain industrial harmony on campus and the on-going restoration of the image of the University, the above resolutions should be considered with the necessary urgency.”