Osun State Government has announced that the Osun State University has taken over the College of Health Sciences and the former LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.

The government also approved the immediate renaming of the Teaching Hospital to UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), Osogbo.

This followed the dissolution of the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, by Oyo State and Osun State, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, to effect a new management structure of the institution.

Based on the terms of the MoU, the National Universities Commission, NUC, handed over ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, to the Oyo State Government while the Osun state Government took over the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo and the LAUTECH Teaching Hospital.

A statement by the Osun State Commissioner for Education Mr Folorunso Bamisayemi says the Osun State University has been directed to take over the College of Health Sciences and the former LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.

The statement indicated that Osun State government has approved the renaming of former LAUTECH Teaching Hospital as UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), Osogbo with immediate effect.

Also, this will compliment the main Teaching Hospital that is under construction and donated by Mr & Mrs Modupe and Folorunso Alakija.

It advised staff and students of Osun extraction in Ogbomoso campus of LAUTECH to please remain there as their interests have been well protected by the MoU signed by the two governors and there is no reason for any staff to panic as their rights, privileges and duties will be dictated by the terms of their contract of employment.

It maintained that Osun State has no reason to doubt the commitment and integrity of her counterpart in Oyo State as regards the faithful implementation of the MoU on job security and protection of students’ rights.

Hence, there is no need for any panic-induced mass transfer of workers of Osun State extraction from Ogbomoso.

Wasiu Ajadosu 


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