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LAUTECH officially becomes Oyo State property

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…as Oyo Assembly passes ownership bill

Oyo State government has officially become sole owner of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho.

This follows a bill passed into law by the Oyo State House of Assembly during plenary on Monday, December 21st 2020.

The institution was proposed to have a multi-campus structure which generated arguments among lawmakers.

The proposition was contained in a report on the bill presented by the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology.

Some of the lawmakers expressed concern on some clauses, which were either inserted or expunged in the committee report.

The situation led Speaker Adebo Ogundoyin to rule that the bill be subjected to a clause by clause consideration by the entire Assembly at the day’s plenary.

Ruling in favour of multi-campus for LAUTECH, Ogundoyin gave instances of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, which also had other campuses, yet the standard of the institution was not diminished, as feared for LAUTECH in some quarters.

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Osun govt directs schools to reopen January 18

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Osun State Government has directed schools in the state to reopen on Monday, January 18, for the continuation of the first term, 2020/2021 Academic Session.

This was contained in a statement signed by Kehinde Olaniyan, Coordinating Director, Ministry of Education on Tuesday.

The statement also directed teachers to resume on Monday, January 11, to prepare for the reopening of schools.

The statement read in part, “This is to inform the General Public particularly parents, guardians, school heads and proprietors of public and private schools that in line with the Federal Government advise on school resumption which is embraced by most states of the federation, the Hon Commissioner for Education, has directed public and private schools (Primary and Secondary) in Osun State to resume schooling for the continuation of 1st term of 2020/2021 academic session on Monday 18th January 2021.

“Teachers are to resume on Monday 11th January 2021 in preparation for pupils/students resumption on the 18th January 2021.


“Consequently the School Calendar has been adjusted by two weeks as a result of the change in resumption date therefore schools will now go on the 1st term vacation on 5th March 2021 as against 19th February 2021.”

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ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN LAGOS STATE TO RESUME 18TH JANUARY 2021

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The Lagos State Government has announced that all public and private schools below tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 18th of January, 2021.

Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo who dropped the hint stated that the action was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mrs. Adefisayo therefore enjoined all schools to make efforts to comply with all the outlined Covid-19 requirements for resumption schools.

“Not just for the improvement of overall school operations but for the safe reopening of academic activities to support the Lagos State Government’s quest for a full return.”

The Commissioner advised that schools should have flexible plans where students and teachers who feel sick can teach or learn from home via available online platforms, adding that schools should also strive to avoid any COVID-19 infection among all students and staff.

Mrs. Adefisayo also enjoined teachers, students and visitors to wear facemasks at all times, observe physical distancing, embrace regular hand washing with soap under running water and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene within the school premises.

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Gov Makinde to unveil Lead City new Senate building, as 13th Convocation Ceremony holds today

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Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde is set to unveil the new senate building of Lead City University today in Ibadan.

This is in line with the activities lined up for the 13th convocation ceremonies of the university which began last weekend with a special thanksgiving and jumat service on Friday.

The convocation proper holds today and will be proceeded by the official commissioning/unveiling of the new senate building by Engr.Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo state.

According to the institution in its weekly bulletin, only graduands will be allowed into Adeline hall for the ceremony while their guests  shall be seated at the University conference center where the proceedings will be streamed live”.

“Also, graduands and their guests are required to come along with hand sanitizer, face masks/shields in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.”

Highlights of the 13th Convocation ceremony is set to include conferment of honourary degrees for distinguished Nigerians, award of prizes to graduands who set themselves apart for excellence during their stay in the University,  amongst a host of others.

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