Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
Former nameOyo state University [1]
MottoExcellence,Integrity and Service
TypeTechnical state university
EstablishedApril 23, 1990 (30 years ago)
ChancellorAsiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Vice-ChancellorProf. M.O. Ologunde
Administrative staff3,000
Students25,000
LocationOgbomosho ,  Oyo State ,  Nigeria
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png8°8′0″N 4°16′0″ECoordinates: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/55/WMA_button2b.png/17px-WMA_button2b.png8°8′0″N 4°16′0″E
CampusOgbomosho North
ColoursMaroon     
NicknameLadokites
AffiliationsAAU
ASUU
NUC
Websitelautech.edu.ng

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a tertiary institution located in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. The university enrolls 30,000 students and employs more than 3,000 workers including contract staff.

History

In 1987, Governor Adetunji Olurin, the then Military Governor of Oyo State (now split into two states: Oyo and Osun), received a request from the Governing Council of The Polytechnic, Ibadan to establish a State University He set up a committee in 1988, that recommended the creation of the University. By March 13, 1990, Nigeria’s federal military government accepted the State’s request. The edict establishing Oyo State University of Technology was signed on April 23, 1990 by Colonel Oresanya.

The first Vice-Chancellor of the University was Olusegun Ladimeji Oke. During the time, Late Bashorun M.K.O. Abiola became the first Chancellor in January 1991. The University began its first academic session on October 19, 1990 with a total of 436 candidates enrolled in four faculties, namely Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Engineering and Management Sciences, and Pure and Applied Sciences. A College of Health Sciences was established a year later.

The name of the University was changed to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology after the separation of Osun State from Oyo State.

Campus and academics

The university enrolls nearly 30,000 students in seven faculties and a college For two consecutive seasons, in 2003 and 2004, the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) rated LAUTECH as the best state university in Nigeria.

The main campus is in Oyo state. This campus is the site of the university’s administration, as well as home to six faculties and the post-graduate school Fields of study include pure and applied science, medicine, agriculture, engineering and technology, and environmental science.

Another campus is located in Osogbo, home to the College of Health Sciences. Departments of medicine and surgery, medical laboratory science and nursing are housed there. Medical students presently shovel between the College of Health Sciences at Osogbo, and the recently built teaching hospital – LAUTECH Teaching Hospital (LTH) – at Ogbomoso, Oyo state.

Administration

The current principal officers of the university are:

PeoplePosition
Oyo and Osun State GovernorsVisitor
Professor Oladapo AfolabiPro-Chancellor & Chairman
Former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed TinubuChancellor
Professor Michael Olufisayo Ologunde, JP, Ph.D., FNIFSTVice-Chancellor
Professor T. A. AdebayoDeputy Vice-Chancellor
Dr. Kayode OgunleyeRegistrar
Mr. Abayomi Abiodun OkedijiBursar

Faculties

Agricultural SciencesDepartment of Agricultural EconomicsDepartment of Agricultural Extension and Rural DevelopmentDepartment of Crop Production and Soil ScienceDepartment of Crop and Environmental ProtectionDepartment of Animal Nutrition and Bio-TechnologyDepartment of Animal Production and Health
Environmental SciencesDepartment of ArchitectureDepartment of Fine and Applied ArtsDepartment of Urban and Regional Planning
Engineering and TechnologyDepartment of Agricultural EngineeringDepartment of Chemical EngineeringDepartment of Civil EngineeringDepartment of Computer Science and EngineeringDepartment of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringDepartment of Food Science and EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Pure and Applied ScienceDepartment of Earth ScienceDepartment of General StudiesDepartment of Pure and Applied BiologyDepartment of Pure and Applied ChemistryDepartment of Pure and Applied MathematicsDepartment of pure and Applied PhysicsDepartment of Science Laboratory TechnologyDepartment of Statistics
Management SciencesDepartment of Management and AccountingDepartment of Transport ManagementDepartment of MarketingDepartment of EconomicsDepartment of Business Management
Centers and academic establishmentsSchool of Postgraduate StudiesOpen and Distance Learning centerInformation Communication Technology centerLautech Staff School
Basic Medical SciencesDepartment of Medical Microbiology and PathologyDepartment of PhysiologyDepartment of NursingDepartment of Bio-ChemistryDepartment of Medical Laboratory ScienceDepartment of Morbid Anatomy / Histo-pathologyDepartment of Haematology and Blood TransfusionDepartment of Chemical PathologyClinical SciencesDepartment of MedicineDepartment of SurgeryDepartment RadiologyDepartment of PaediatricsDepartment of ObstetricsDepartment of OphthalmologyaDepartment of PsychiatryDepartment of Oto-Rhino ZarincologyDepartment of Anaesthesia

Units

  • Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Registry
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Academic Affairs Unit
  • Council Affairs Unit
  • Planning, Budgeting & Monitoring Unit
  • Personal Affairs Unit
  • Academic Planning Unit
  • Sports Development Unit
  • Students Affairs Unit
  • Bursary
  • Library
  • Physical Planning Unit
  • Works and Maintenance Department
  • Information and Communication Technology Center
  • Open and Distant Learning Center
  • Bookshop
  • Farm
  • Health Center

Conflict

The ownership of LAUTECH has always been a source of conflict between the two-owner states (Oyo State and Osun State) especially after Osun State acquired her own university. The government of Oyo State wants Osun to transfer full ownership of the University to them while the other party disagrees. This conflict grew intense in 2010 under the administrations of ex-Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala of Oyo State and his former counterpart ex-Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola of Osun State.  The feud which was suspected to have been ignited by political interests  was resolved eventually after series of intervention by notable political icons and the National Universities Commission in Nigeria. Today, the school is still controlled by the governments of both Oyo and Osun States and admission priorities are given to indigenes of both states in the Southwest of Nigeria.

Location

The School Main campus is located at Ogbomoso North Local Government, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria with geographical coordinate 8° 8′ 0″ North, 4° 16′ 0″ East. This is where most of the University’s teaching and research are carried out, The Ogbomoso Campus also houses the central administration of the University. The Ogbomoso Campus has five faculties and the Post-graduate school where courses are taught in various fields of pure and applied science, medicine, agriculture, engineering and technology, environmental science. The College of Health Science campus is located at Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, Nigeria. The campus at Osogbo houses the 3-years clinical study for MBBS, Medical Laboratory Science and Nursing students (Pre-clinical years of study of these courses hold at the main campus in Ogbomoso). It is located at Isale Osun, Osogbo. The Main campus first gate is located along the Old Ogbomosho-Ilorin road while the other entrance is at Under G area.

Notable Alumni

Shina Peller – politician, owner club quilox, CEO Aquila records

  • Seyi Olofinjana
  • Samson Abioye – Pass.ng
  • Peju Alatise – artist, poet, writer and a fellow at the National Museum of African Art, part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Prof Jelil Oguntola Alamu, former VC University of Osun State.

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