BY OLA AJAYI
Oyo and State governments rose from an emergency meeting that deliberated much on how the lingering ownership crisis between the two states would be amicable resolved.
According to a statement from the Senior Special Assistant on Media, Dr. Festus Adedayo, pressing issues between the two states, especially the ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, was discussed and the states identified the problems .
He said, the immediate problem of the medical students; the challenges being faced by nurses and laboratory scientists as a result of misunderstanding arising from the actions of the former government of the state which resulted in students being unable to finish their studies for upwards of eight years; examinations not being conducted and medical students who needed a re-sit examination not being given the opportunity were noted.
Other issues discussed included the accreditation for medical faculties of LAUTECH, ownership and management of the university
After a lengthy deliberation, he explained that it was resolved that: the nursing students should commence their examination today, that re-sit medical students should commence theirs starting from next Monday, June 27, 2011 and that Laboratory science students should have their examination when due, during which time necessary clinical infrastructure would have been put in place, as well as for 400 and 500-level students who need exposure
To achieve desired goals, a committee is to be put in place to examine all the challenges being faced by LAUTECH, including ownership, to be headed jointly by the Secretaries to the State Government of the two states. Terms of reference and duration would be drawn jointly by the two states, accordingly.