Teachers of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, has charged the students to pray for reopening of the university which has been on strike for over a year, over non-payment of workers’ salaries and inadequate fund to run the institution.
This was said in a statement issued on Thursday, by the chairman of the university’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of the Universities, ASUU, Biodun Olaniran.
According to Mr.Olaniran, “Really, I must say that hopes of resumption are bleak. The governing council has been trying its best but we have not received salaries because there is yet no funding. Only God can touch the heart of the owners”.
He therefore, urged the students to be prayerful because prayers are needed.
“We need students to keep praying because we need prayers at this critical point. We really do. The fate of the students hangs on this.”
Meanwhile, the university’s vice-chancellor, Adeniyi Gbadegesin, also said on Thursday that only the governing council can order reopening of the university.
He added that the council is “working round the clock” to ensure that the institution is opened very soon.