The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has blamed Oyo and Osun state governments for the current situation at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).

ASUU said, instead of facing the responsibility of funding the university, the Academic Board resorted to hiking tuition fees, a situation ASUU described as unacceptable. 

"These people who administer our educational institutions have repeatedly refused to channel resources towards proper funding of our institutions of learning. But they can afford to neglect our universities because they don't send their own children to public universities.

"As a matter of fact, vast majority of them don't patronise educational institutions here in our country, and until we all rise to the occasion, they will destroy our education.”

According to a statement by the association, Dr. Augustine Ndaghu, Zonal Coordinator, ASUU, Yola zone, addressed a press conference in Yola and charged newsmen to "expose to the world how the governments of Osun and Oyo states are eroding the universal entity of LAUTECH Ogbomoso.”

ASUU said the precarious situation of funding of LAUTECH was a focal point at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting penultimate week in Calabar.

Members at the Calabar NEC meeting, according to Dr. Ndaghu, discussed extensively the issue of poor funding of LAUTECH.

He added: "As a follow up to the discussion at the University of Calabar NEC meeting, the Yola Zone of ASUU met on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, further analysed the sorry state of affairs at LAUTECH Ogbomoso, and considers it expedient to grant this press conference.”

The association blamed the crisis rocking the university on "the joint ownership of the university by the two states and the refusal by their governments to cede the university to only one state."

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