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LAUTECH SUG Reject Government Decision To Rename The Institution

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The Students’ Union Government (SUG) of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has rejected the decision of Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, to rename the institution.

 

The SUG President, Anuoluwa Adeboye, and Public Relations Officer, Gabriel Michael, in an open letter made available to newsmen on Friday, said renaming the institution would do more harm than good to its image.

 

 

 

The governor had recently sent a bill to the state assembly on the proposed renaming of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) to Ladoke Akintola University (LAU).

 

But the SUG said changing the name of the institution would negatively affect the goodwill of the institution, saying the strength already gathered by the name could all be forgotten.

 

 

 

The union said it believed that it would cause more distractions and even sabotage most of the governor’s salient efforts in the continuous development of the institution.

 

According to the statement, LAUTECH as it were, has started operating as a conventional university.

 

“Courses such as Marketing, Economics, Business Management has commenced earlier on.

 

 

 

On Monday, February 7, 2022, NUC visited our dear institution, LAUTECH, for the proposed Departments of English and Literacy studies, Philosophy, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Sociology, and History.

 

“They all came to study the university’s preparedness to commence the new programmes. Hence, there is no need to hide under the so-called change to conventional university as this doesn’t have any effect on the name

 

“A case study is Enugu State University of Technology, ESUT, which is offering some of these conventional university courses yet retained her technology name. Further investigations revealed that ESUT is offering Law as a course and doesn’t affect or warrant their change of name in any sense. Why then do we have to opt for a change of name?” the students’ union queried.

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Jubilation As Kwaran Emerges Chancellor Of UK Varsity

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Mrs Yekemi Otaru (née Awoseyin) on her installation as the chancellor of University of West Scotland in the United Kingdom.

Mrs Otaru, an entrepreneur known for her mentorship programme and support for women in many third world countries, is the daughter of Dr Raphael Sunday Awoseyin from Ayedun town of Oke Ero Local Government Area of Kwara State.

In a statement obtained by The FidelinfoNews issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, the statement reads:

“We express our congratulations to Mrs Yekemi Otaru, her family, and the Oke Ero community on this historic feat. We are proud to see another Kwaran becoming a historic figure that is celebrated for her accomplishments and her commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion,” the Governor said.

“We believe that Mrs Otaru’s story, and similar ones like hers, will continue to inspire younger ones to succeed at what they do and commit to greater ideals in the service of humanity.”

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Osun: Make Provision For Disabilities, APC Tells INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been urged by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to offer provision for voters with impairments as the Osun governorship election approaches (PWD).

The party’s National Leader for Persons Living with Disabilities (PWDs), Hon. Tolu Bankole, in a statement obtained on Friday, told INEC to show demonstrable improvement on election day by making sure those who have one physical challenge or the other can vote without hassles on July 16.

While commending INEC for the voter education and sensitization training for visually impaired voters on the use of Braille Ballots ahead of the Osun 2022 election, Bankole noted that the commission must allay the fears of people with special needs and assure them that Osun would be an improvement on “the noticable flaws” witnessed in the recently held Ekiti election.

According to him, for an election to be credible, its process must be well understood by the electorates irrespective of their status.

He stated, therefore, that the votes of Persons With Disabilities, considering their huge numbers, must count on election day.

To guarantee the inclusion of the physically challenged in the election, the APC National Working Committee (NWC) member, advised INEC to address issues bothering on: absence of braille easy language; lack sign language interpreters at polling units; lack of dedicated queue for the physically challenged; restriction of vehicular movements on election day among others.

He enjoined INEC to justify the inclusion of persons living with disability in the Electoral Act by improving on the noticeable flaws in the Ekiti gubernatorial election.

He called on all eligible PWDs voters in Osun to go out en masse and vote, without fear of molestation and harassment, saying the new electoral law has paved the way for them o be incorporated into the electoral process.

 

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AbdulRazaq Congratulates Offa-Born Laws Scholar On Professorial Rank

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Offa-born law scholar Yusuf Abdulrasheed Musa on his elevation to the rank of a full professor of law at the University of Abuja.

In a statement on Friday, the Governor commended Professor Abdulrasheed for being a good inspiration to current and upcoming generations, saying the elevation was deserving and a pointer to greater things ahead.

“I congratulate our brother and a distinguished Kwaran, Prof. Yusuf Abdulrasheed, on this academic accomplishment. His story is a fine example of how hard work, determination, brilliance, and being steadfast in one’s belief in God can make all the difference in the life of a man,” the Governor said in the statement.

“We especially appreciate the law professor for being a promoter of dialogue and peace back home. We pray Allah to continue to protect the law scholar and grant him good health and long life to reap the fruits of his labour.”

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