- Finally, the joint-ownership of LAUTECH, a state-owned university, has ended
- NUC on Friday, November 20, announced the ceding of the varsity to Oyo state
- This was contained in a memorandum of agreements between Oyo and Osun governors
In what has put an end to years of disparity, Oyo and its sister state Osun have both agreed to end the joint ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH).
Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), made this disclosure during a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, November 20.
According to NUC official, Osun and Oyo mutually agreed on dissolution which was formalised through the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) by two state governors.
This historic event was witnessed by the attorneys-general of both states who gave legal effect to the transfer of ownership of the institution to the government of Oyo State.
However, the Ladoke Akintola College of Health located in Osogbo was ceded to Osun state by the commission.
“It is gratifying to note that after extensive deliberations, negotiations and consultations, both owner states mutually agreed terms and the joint ownership of LAUTECH was formally dissolved."
LAUTECH Ogbomosho was established in 1990 by the old Oyo State government with the main campus located in Ogbomosho while the teaching hospital was established in Osogbo.
Meanwhile, NUC on Tuesday, November 10 granted approval and recognition for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, (CUSTECH) Osara, Kogi state.
CUSTECH is the latest addition to the list of state-owned universities in Nigeria, making it the 50th in the country.
Speaking while reading out the letter of recognition for the institution’s establishment, n noted that the newly recognised state university would have the maximum support of the commission.
In a related news, NUC warned the general public against some institutions running unapproved Masters and other post-graduate programmes.
The commission, in a bulletin dated March 24, said it has updated its list of post-graduate award-winning institutions.
NUC described parastatals and institutions awarding certificate in unapproved programmes as engaging in practices "antithetical to time -tested quality assurance best practices.”
A bulletin from the office of the executive secretary of the commission announced the list of federal, state and private universities currently allowed to issue such certificates to students in Nigeria.
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