LAUTECH to change name again, as Oyo govt sends bill to amend status of university
For the second time in its history the Oyo state owned university Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH Ogbomoso is to witness another name change following the decision of the state government to turn it into a conventional university.
This is revealed today by the Oyo state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Oyelowo Oyewo SAN while talking to journalists after the State Executive Council meeting at the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.
With Professor Oyewo at the briefing were Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun and Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Abdulraham Abdulraheem.
Oyewo said that a bill to amend the edict of the institution had been sent to the Oyo State House of Assembly, which would give effect to the change in nomenclature from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology LAUTECH to Ladoke Akintola University (LAU).
According to him when the law comes into effect courses like Law, Humanities etc would now be studied in the university.
ogbomosoinsighronline.com recalls that at inception the name of the university was Oyo State University of Technology (OSUTECH) but after two years sequel to the creation of Osun state from Oyo state and a joint ownership decision was agreed upon between the two states the institution was renamed LAUTECH in memory of the late premier of the defunct Western Region, Chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola GCON and took the acronym LAUTECH.
Since the university reverted back to Oyo state solely, a process completed by the incumbent Oyo state governor Engr Seyi Makinde, machineries have been set in motion to make it a conventional institution and to take its faculty of agriculture to Iseyin in Oke-Ogun area of the state.
With this latest development Engr Makinde has further demonstrated its resolve to make it an all-inclusive university.