LADOKE Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) has concluded plans to establish a software engineering course in the institution to complement its efforts at setting the pace for engineering breakthrough in the academic terrain in Nigeria and the industrial world.
This was disclosed by the vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, while addressing a press conference to signal the commencement of the 11th special convocation at the Senate chamber of the institution on Thursday.
Professor Gbadegesin said, “this university is unique in our programme. Very soon, in the next six month, we’ll establish a software engineering programme that will be producing software for most of the industries in the country and even some of our sister universities in the country.
“We also have it in mind to use it to solve economic and unemployment problems in the country and as well chart a new course for engineering future in our country.”
Gbadegesin also revealed that LAUTECH had successfully fulfilled its academic obligations and programmes, as the institution would on Wednesday, April 23, graduate a total number of 12,181 first degree and 9,376 post graduate degree students spanning over three academic calendars -2009/2010,2010/2011 and 2011/2012.
Of all, 92 students made first class, 3,202 in the second class upper category, 6,300 made second class lower while 1,961 and 145 made third class and pass respectively.