The Iseyin Campus of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, will once again welcome 1,533 pioneer students, according to Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde.
Makinde made this proclamation over the weekend at the opening of the campus in Iseyin, which has the moniker College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources.
According to NAIJAPRESSNEWS, the state government only recently constructed the campus.
Speaking to the town’s residents, the governor claimed that choosing to locate the college in Iseyin was a calculated move. He argued that the choice to create LAUTECH as a multi-campus university was made in part to hasten the state’s development.
Approximately 1,533 students will return to the college in the next weeks, he claims, opening up the zone to more economic activity. This commissioning of the LAUTECH Iseyin Campus in Iseyin is an excellent example of what happens when we can build on existing infrastructure, whether it be physical or administrative.
“We used to have one and a half universities when we came in; the Technical University and half of LAUTECH because it was jointly owned by Oyo and Osun states. But today, we have doubled the institutions, as we now have the Technical University, which is fully owned by Oyo State, and the LAUTECH and Emmanuel Alayande University of Education, which is also fully owned by Oyo State.”
He said further: “It is not just about all of these universities, but the fact that what we have done is to use our available resources to achieve our vision. Building on that, we took a multi-campus approach to expand LAUTECH. To ensure both campuses of LAUTECH are connected, we are constructing a brand new road, the 76.67km Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso Road, which is about 80 per cent done, and I will come back here to commission that road before the end of this year.”