LAUTECH VC bemoans effect of economy on education sector

The vice chancellor of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, has lamented the negative effects of Nigeria’s economic challenges on the education sector, saying training a medical student in universities costs not less than N1 million.

The don said, “The economic realities in the country and the effect on university education, such that the cost of training a medical student is well over N1 million, while that of any other university students cannot be less than N600,000 have shown that education is no doubt expensive.”

Gbadegesin made these disclosures during the 14th induction ceremony of the newly qualified medical doctors of LAUTECH, held at the College of Health Sciences, Isale Osun, Osogbo, in Osun State.

The vice chancellor, however, maintained that despite the daunting challenges, LAUTECH remains a leading light among other universities in Nigeria.

He averred that: “I stand to equivocally state that LAUTECH has enjoyed being declared as the best state university in Nigeria severally through webometric ranking over the years and currently in the year 2018.

“Our claim of being a unique university is strengthened by the Webometric current ranking as the best state university and one of the best in the country, which has also being further confirmed by the induction ceremony of 120 newly qualified medical doctors.

“This is another remarkable feat in the annals of this great citadel of learning in general and the College of Health Sciences in particular.”

Gbadegesin further commended the Visitors to the university, the governor of Osun State, Mr Rauf Aregbesola; and his counterpart in Oyo State, Senator Isiaka Ajimobi, for the continued support accorded the governing council of LAUTECH under the leadership of Professor Oladapo Afolabi.

Source: Nigerian Tribune