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Osun varsity takes over LAUTECH teaching hospital

By Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo
07 December 2020   |   4:12 am
Following the recent dissolution of the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) between Osun and Oyo states, the Osun State government, at the weekend, announced the taking over of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital...

Following the recent dissolution of the joint ownership of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) between Osun and Oyo states, the Osun State government, at the weekend, announced the taking over of LAUTECH Teaching Hospital and the College of Health Sciences in Osogbo by the Osun State University.

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

The decision was preceded by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to effect a new management structure of the hospital and LAUTECH by governors Gboyega Oyetola and Seyi Makinde.

In a statement by the Osun State Commissioner for Education, Folorunso Oladoyin Bamisayemi, on behalf of the Osun LAUTECH Committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Olu Aina, the new UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital would complement the main teaching hospital that is under construction and donated by Mr. & Mrs. Modupe and Folorunso Alakija.

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

“All consultants and other members of staff of the College of Health Sciences, as well as the teaching hospital in Osogbo, are assured of job security under the new arrangement as nobody will suffer loss of job or income as a result of the separation of ownership.

“The government wishes to advise 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 member of staff to panic as their rights, privileges and duties will be dictated by the terms of their contract of employment.

“The Osun State government 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 extraction from Ogbomoso to Osun,” the statement read in part.