The management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, on Tuesday dismissed reports that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, and other principal officers of the institution had been sacked.
A statement signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Lekan Fadeyi, said the reports carried on some social media platforms that the officers were sacked after being indicted were false.
It said LAUTECH council presided over by the Chairman and Pro-Chancellor,, Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, had at its 132nd meeting on Monday considered an array of issues aimed at ensuring the progress of the institution.
The statement said that Gbadegesin had at the meeting sought the permission of the council to proceed on two months leave based on medical grounds.
It stated that other principal officers, including the Registrar and Librarian, who were equally qualified for vacation, also indicated that they would like to proceed on their individual annual leave and the requests were granted.
The statement said the officers, being mindful of the repercussions of any gap, volunteered names of qualified officers who should sit-in for them during the vacation.
It added that the council had approved the redeployment of the immediate past Bursar, Adeniyi Olagunju, as well as the two other deputy bursars.