Some group of students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso and Osogbo campuses, have appealed to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State and his Oyo State counterpart, Abiola Ajimobi, to reopen the institution.
The convener of the group, Mr Eze Raymond, made the call on Friday in Osogbo in statement made available to newsmen.
He described the closure of the university due to non-payment of salaries of the lecturers as `unfortunate.’
He appealed to stakeholders in the education sector to prevail on the two governors to reopen the university
Raymond also appealed to Governor Aregbesola to pay the 12 months salary arrears government owed the lecturers.
He appealed to Governor Ajimobi to settle the 6 months salary arrears Oyo government owed the lecturers
He urged the governors to pay the Earned Academic Allowance of the lecturers, which they claimed was paid last in 2012
“We urge the two governors to settle our lecturers to enable our university reopen for the harmattan semester examination.
“Programme that should ordinarily complete in five years is being delayed to seven years due to incessant strike occasioned by the inability of the government to pay workers salary.
“We appeal to all stakeholders in the education sector to intervene.
“We also appeal to the two governors to come together and find urgent solution to the issues that led to the closure of the university” he said.
The university is jointly owned and financed by Osun and Oyo state governments.