One of the lingering problems we have always faced as a school is the prolonged dispute of ownership of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. This prolonged problem, thankfully, is now in the past. However, as widely believed, each accomplishment presents an opportunity for many more.
The success of resolving the ownership problem was accompanied by another challenge. The clinical students return to the College of Health Science, Ogbomoso coupled with a large number of the 200 level collegians have resulted in the increased number of students who go about their activities in the college, which came with complications of its own.
One of such complications is the lack of lecture halls for lectures. This problem is one that will always happen because there are just two recognized lecture halls in the college other than the small departmental classes: this, of course, will not work most times as the number of students in each department per level is beyond what the classes can accommodate.
In a short chat with one Mariam Oladejo, a 200l student of Physiology Department, she complained that several of their lectures have been cancelled due to the unavailability of venues for their lectures. This will eventually lead to incomplete syllabuses at the end of the semester. A point that is justified.
Speaking with the Dean of Student Affairs on what plans the school has to resolve this issue, he said “As much as the school is willing to meet the demands of every student, it is of notable importance to appreciate that the greatest problem the school has been facing for years has been resolved. However, each of these problems is attacked one after the other. The school is working on solving this problem however as constructions are underway for the use of clinical students inside the main campus”. Although there is no specific timeframe for the completion of these buildings, it is great progress and some comforting for the majority of the students of the College of Health Science who now have something to look forward to.
However, for the time being, it is for us to bear with the school’s authority as some people will have to sacrifice and suffer for change in a revolution. This is our sought-after change and we are living it regardless.