Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

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Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Motto Excellence, Integrity and Service
Type Technical state university
Established April 23, 1990 (28 years ago)
Chancellor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Vice-Chancellor Prof. A.S. Gbadegesin
Pro Chancellor Prof. Oladapo Afolabi
Administrative staff
3,000
Students 25,000
Location Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria
Coordinates: 8°8′0″N 4°16′0″E / 8.13333°N 4.26667°E / 8.13333; 4.26667
Campus Ogbomosho North
Colours Maroon     
Nickname Ladokites
Affiliations AAU
ASUU
NUC
Website lautech.edu.ng

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a tertiary institution located in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. The university enrolls 25,000 students and employs more than 3,000 workers including contract staff.[1]

History[edit]

In 1987, Governor Adetunji Olurin, the then Military Governor of Oyo State (now split into two states: Oyo and Osun), received a request from the Governing Council of The Polytechnic, Ibadan to establish a State University.[2] He set up a committee in 1988, that recommended the creation of the University. By March 13, 1990, Nigeria's federal military government accepted the State's request. The edict establishing Oyo State University of Technology was signed on April 23, 1990 by Colonel Oresanya.[2]

The first Vice-Chancellor of the University was Olusegun Ladimeji Oke. During the time, Late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola became the first Chancellor in January 1991. The University began its first academic session on October 19, 1990 with a total of 436 candidates enrolled in four faculties, namely Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Management Sciences, and Pure and Applied Sciences. A College of Health Sciences was established a year later.[2]

The name of the University was changed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology after the separation of Osun State from Oyo State.[2]

Campus and academics[edit]

The university enrolls nearly 20,000 students in six faculties and a college.[2] For two consecutive seasons, in 2003 and 2004, the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) rated LAUTECH as the best state university in Nigeria.[2]

The main campus is in Oyo state. This campus is the site of the university's administration, as well as home to five faculties and the post-graduate school.[3] Fields of study include pure and applied science, medicine, agriculture, engineering and technology, and environmental science.

Another campus is located in Osogbo, home to the College of Health Sciences. Departments of medicine and surgery, medical laboratory science and nursing are housed there. Medical students presently shovel between the College of Health Sciences at Osogbo, and the recently built teaching hospital - LAUTECH Teaching Hospital (LTH) - at Ogbomoso, Oyo state.[3]

Administration[edit]

The current principal officers of the university are:[4]

People Position
Oyo and Osun State Governors Visitor
Professor Oladapo Afolabi Pro-Chancellor & Chairman
Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Chancellor
Professor Adeniyi S. Gbadegesin Vice-Chancellor
Professor T. A. Adebayo Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Mr. J. A. Agboola Registrar
Prince A.B.C. Olagunju Bursar
Mr. I.O. Ajala Librarian

Faculties[edit]

Faculty Departments, programmes and centers
Agricultural Sciences
  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Department of Crop Production and Soil Science
  • Department of Crop and Environmental Protection
  • Department of Animal Nutrition and Bio-Technology
  • Department of Animal Production and Health
Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Engineering and Technology
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Food Science and Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
Pure and Applied Science
  • Department of Earth Science
  • Department of General Studies
  • Department of Pure and Applied Biology
  • Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Department of pure and Applied Physics
  • Department of Science Laboratory Technology
Management Sciences
  • Department of Management and Accounting
  • Department of Transport Management
Centers and academic establishments
  • School of Postgraduate Studies
  • Open and Distance Learning center
  • Information Communication Technology center
  • Lautech Staff School

Units[edit]

  • Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Registry
  1. Office of the Registrar
  2. Academic Affairs Unit
  3. Council Affairs Unit
  4. Planning, Budgeting & Monitoring Unit
  5. Personal Affairs Unit
  6. Academic Planning Unit
  7. Sports Development Unit
  8. Students Affairs Unit
  • Bursary
  • Library
  • Physical Planning Unit
  • Works and Maintenance Department
  • Information and Communication Technology Center
  • Open and Distant Learning Center
  • Bookshop
  • Farm
  • Health Center

Conflict[edit]

The ownership of LAUTECH has always been a source of conflict between the two-owner states (Oyo State[5] and Osun State[6]) especially after Osun State acquired her own university. The government of Oyo State wants Osun to transfer full ownership of the University to them while the other party disagrees.[7] This conflict grew intense in 2010 under the administrations of ex-Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State and his former counterpart ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun State.[8] The feud which was suspected to have been ignited by political interests[9] was resolved eventually after series of intervention by notable political icons and the National Universities Commission in Nigeria.[10] Today, the school is still controlled by the governments of both Oyo and Osun States and admission priorities are given to indigenes of both states in the Southwest of Nigeria.

Location[edit]

The School Main campus is located at Ogbomoso North Local Government, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria while the Mini campus is located at Osogbo,Osun State.The Main campus first gate is located along the Old Ogbomosho-Ilorin road while its other entrance is at Under G area. The university runs a preDegree program as a

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VC's Welcome". Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. 2009. Archived from the original on June 12, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Overview of LAUTECH". Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. 2009. Archived from the original on November 27, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "LAUTECH Campuses". Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. 2009. Archived from the original on May 12, 2011. Retrieved June 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Principal Officers | Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)". .lautech.edu.ng. Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  5. ^ Oyo State
  6. ^ Osun State
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ by akintayo eribake (2010-08-03). "LAUTECH: Students warn Akala, Oyinlola over feud - Vanguard News". Vanguardngr.com. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ http://www.osundefender.org/?p=10136
  11. ^ Eyo, Bassey. "Eyo Bassey MD Payporte". skyebankng. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  12. ^ Ojo, Oluyomi. "CEO Printivo". Tech Cabal. Tech Cabal. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 
  13. ^ Ojo, Oluyomi. "Nigeria-Based Printivo Wants To Become The Vistaprint Of Africa TechCrunch". TechCrunch. TechCrunch. Retrieved 4 April 2018. 

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