The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, has won the award for this year’s outstanding State owned University.
This was made known at the first-ever education awards and lecture which held virtually.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, by the Chairman, screening committee for the SNEAWARDS, Revd Honey Olawale, the programme was organised by the South-West, North-West and South-East awards, a Nigerian regional socio-economic body, in collaboration with a South African based, Africa Skills Centre.
The award of outstanding University of the year signifies a positive change and turn-around in the fortunes of LAUTECH after the harrowing experience of neglect by the two previous State Governments in Oyo and Osun under the former joint ownership arrangement.
It would be recalled that full ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso was recently ceded to the Oyo State Government under the Engr Seyi Makinde administration which has embarked on an aggressive drive to restore the glory of the Institution.