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Alumni inaugurates initiative to reposition LAUTECH

Some stakeholders in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, have lauded the ‘FundLAUTECH’ initiative, urging wealthy Nigerians and others to emulate such. Those who spoke in Ibadan on Friday said that such initiative would help reposition education in the country as government alone could not fund the sector. The initiative was launched on June […]
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