15 Notable Facts About Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

by Lawal Jesutofunmi Mary
Ladoke Akintola university of technology

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) is a prestigious state-owned university established in 1990 in Ogbomosho, Oyo State. LAUTECH, as colloquially called, is reputed for its fast academic sessions and exceptionally qualified, competent, and internationally recognized staff in its service.

One noteworthy fact about LAUTECH is that most of the graduates of this institution are known to be nothing short of outstanding performers and are great all-rounders.

Are you a prospective student? Or a student of this institute or someone seeking to know one or two about this institute? Then endeavor to read this article to the end as it contains well-curated information about Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. 

Notable Facts About Ladoke Akintola University

  1. History of Ladoke Akintola University

This public institution was established on 23rd April 1990 and began the first academic session on 19th October 1990, with four hundred and thirty-six students offered admission to four major faculties. The faculties were; 

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Engineering and technology
  • The pure and applied sciences

Later, in October 1991, The College of Health Sciences was established with thirty (30) students.

  1. The School’s change of name

Due to the origination of Osun State from the old Oyo State, the university’s name was changed from Oyo State University of Technology to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology. Osun State and Oyo State jointly owned LAUTECH until November 2020. During this time, the university was properly amended and has since expanded and now offers degree programs in various courses of study.

  1. LAUTECH’s Academic Programme 

This university runs three academic programs, which are; the pre-degree, the undergraduate, and postgraduate programs. Also, the school has a program called Open Distance Learning.

  1. Faculties in LAUTECH

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology expanded from four faculties to seven faculties, namely;

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences 
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences and 
  • College of Health Sciences, which consisted of two major faculties; the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Clinical Sciences. 

These were the faculties in existence until 2022 when the Nigeria University Commission (NUC) approved thirteen additional courses, which also led to expanding the institution’s seven faculties to thirteen major faculties. The newly approved courses include:

  • Hospitality and Tourism Management,
  •  Fisheries and Aquaculture, 
  • Library Information Science,
  •  Sociology,
  •  English Language and Literary Studies, 
  • Philosophy,
  •  History
  • Forest Resources Management
  • Wildlife and Ecotourism Management
  •  Consumer and Home Economics
  •  Survey and Geo-informatics
  •  Nutrition and Dietetics, and lastly,
  •  Building. 

This line of action has since benefited prospective students, undergraduates, and postgraduates as individual applicants now have various courses to choose from when seeking admission, inter-faculty or intra-faculty crossing, and master’s degree programs. 

 Below are the faculties and their respective departments: 

College of Health Sciences: Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Department of Physiology

Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Department of Morbid Anatomy & Histopathology
  • Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Department of Anaesthesia
  • Department of Community Medicine
  • Department of Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Ophthalmology
  • Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Psychiatry
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery

Faculty of Nursing Sciences

  • Department of Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
  • Department of Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Department of Maternal and Child Health Nursing
  • Department of Public/Community Health Nursing
  1. LAUTECH’s Iseyin campus

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Renewable Natural Resources, Iseyin Campus, has the following faculties;

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

  • Department of Forest Resource Management
  • Department of Wildlife and Ecotourism Management
  • Department of Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology
  • Department of Animal Production and Health
  • Department of Crop and Environmental Protection
  • Department of Crop Production & Soil Science

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Food Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Computing and Informatics

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Cyber Security Science
  • Department of Information Systems
  • Department of Library and Information Science

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Architecture
  • Department of Building
  • Department of Estate Management
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Department of Surveying and Geo-informatics
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Faculty of Food and Consumer Sciences

  • Department of Food Science
  • Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Department of Consumer and Home Economics
  • Department of Hospitality and Tourism

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Department of Accounting
  • Department of Business Management
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Transport Management

Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences

  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Pure and Applied Biology
  • Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics
  • Department of Pure and Applied Physics
  • Department of Science Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Statistics

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  • Department of General Studies
  • Department of English and Literary Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of History
  • Department of Sociology 
  1. LAUTECH’S Admission System and Requirements

Applicants seeking admission into Ladoke Akintola University of Technology are to meet the following requirements:

  • The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) score set by the university for any course of study chosen by an applicant, i.e. lautech cutoff mark.
  • An O’level result (West African Examination Council WAEC or National Examination Council NECO) with at least six credits, particularly in mathematics and English.
  • It is important to meet the University’s Unified Tertiary Matric Examination (UTME) cutoff score set for the courses chosen by individual applicants. 
  • Applicants must also make Ladoke Akintola University of Technology their first choice.

Prospective students are admitted through the pre-degree program, direct entry, and inter-university transfer. Forms for those admission processes are sold yearly and can be acquired at any authentic internet cafe around the prospective applicant. 

  1. LAUTECH’s CutOff Mark

Exclusively, those who score 170 and above in their JAMB are qualified to apply for admission, as Lautech’s cutoff mark is fixed at 170.

  1. LAUTECH’s School Fees

As a state-owned university, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology uses the indigene and non-indigene tuition fee system for their students. This entails the indigenes of Oyo State paying a lesser amount of school fees compared to the amount required of non-indigenes.

As of the year 2021, the current governor of Oyo State, Governor Seyi Makinde, slashed 75% off Ladoke Akintola University of Technology’s school fee for both indigene and non-indigene, and this has been a great advantage to the students of this institution. 

The payment of school is to be done on the online portal. A detailed breakdown of the school fees varying from new students, returning students, Part-time students, Postgraduates, and Direct Entry are usually on the school portal, specifically for any  LAUTECH course of your choice. 

  1. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology’s Awards and Rankings

This university has consecutively ranked among the top leading universities in Nigeria over the years and is renowned for many achievements and awards. Some of which include; 

  • The Best state university in Nigeria.
  • Best university of technology in Nigeria.
  • Eleventh best university in Nigeria in the aspects of research.
  • It emerged the fourth-best University in Nigeria in the National Universities Commission (NUC) 2021 Ranking.
  • Seventy-fourth best university in Africa.
  • In October 2022, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology was pronounced the tenth leading university in Nigeria by Times Higher Education magazine (THE), a British magazine with news relating to higher institutions.

The recent ranking of World Universities done by Webometrics pronounced this institution as number seven among Nigerian Universities and was also declared number one among Universities of Technology.

  1. Extracurricular Activities in LAUTECH

Another interesting part of this institution outside lecture halls, reading, receiving lectures, and examinations is the numerous extracurricular activities the students participate in. Inside the school premises, we have the popular MARACANA football field where inter and intra-faculty football matches, basketball, handball and various sporting activities amongst students take place. 

A recent survey also proved that many students have keen interest and enjoy participating in political activities. Other activities are;

  • Man`O`War 
  • Safety and Traffic cadet corps
  •  Institutional cadet of Nigeria  
  •  The drug abuse control club
  •  Red cross society
  •  Rotary 
  • Junior chamber international and
  • Departmental writing clubs and some other activities unique to various department
  1. Entertaining activities in LAUTECH

The popular saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is put into consideration as most students look forward to the end of the semester or mid-semester when different entertaining events and parties like dinner nights, departmental award nights, dance shows, and mini concerts where popular artiste and upcoming student artists are invited to perform. 

These events are usually anchored by famous, extremely social, or influential students like the faculty or departmental representatives, Disc Jockeys (DJs), and Hype men. Another entertaining activity popular within the school is the kegites club (association of palm-wine lovers).

  1. Student Accommodation in LAUTECH

LAUTECH does not have on-campus student accommodation but ensures students’ comfort in their respective hostels off campus. 

Students sourcing for hostels themselves is not easy as most areas easily accessible to the school are usually filled up. It gets easier when final-year students graduate and are ready to leave their hostels. The prices of the hostel around the school areas range from #60,000 and above.  

  1. LAUTECH’s campuses 

The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology operates three main campuses; the main campus in Ogbomoso, the College of Health Sciences situated a few feet away from the main campus, and the recently established College of Agriculture and Renewable Natural Resources in Iseyin, Oyo State.

  1. Food spots in LAUTECH

1. Fag Kitchen: Although they sell varieties of food of good quality and great taste, this food spot is well known for its savory moimoi and is located between Ghana House and the academic building.  

2. 0reofe Canteen:  Home for tasty party Jollof. If you love Nigerian party jollof rice, you should visit this food canteen below the management lecture hall. 

3. Amazing Restaurant: The yam, eggs, and hot puff-puff makes this place as amazing as its name. Once you hear students say, “Amazing puff-puff”, the day is about to get interesting. It is located right beside GTbank.

For lovers of beans and bread, there is a small bean and bread spot right beside the SUB building. It is the only place that sells beans inside the school. 

  1. The Olusegun Oke Library in LAUTECH  

It is common knowledge that a library is the powerhouse of any institution, so it is for LAUTECH as a university. Surprisingly, students do not realize there is more to a library than just a reading room. The Olusegun Oke Library is a better place to extend and build on the knowledge acquired in lecture theaters, and it offers; 

  • Electronic resources in different databases of all fields of knowledge. The Olusegun Oke library subscribes to 12 electronic databases and has over 30 free electronic resources. 
  • A premium collection of journals, articles, periodicals, theses, inaugural lecture series, monographs, reference books, and dissertations.
  • 24-hour access to the reading room during examinations
  • Internet services 
  • Virtual and e-library services
  • Research, reference services, and more.

To use the Olusegun Oke Library, there are certain rules and regulations students need to abide by. These rules are numerous, but, the paramount one is to have your library ID card. Without it, students cannot access the library. Another important rule is to dress decently to the library, as the library does not tolerate improper outfits. Also, eating, drinking, and phone calls are not allowed. 


Ladoke Akintola University of Technology is one of the prestigious universities in Nigeria, offering good quality education and upholding the academic standard of education in the nation. Making the decision to attend the school is a wise decision.

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Oluwanifemi Akintomide edited this article.

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Lawal Jesutofunmi Mary is a Skin care expert, hair care consultant and content writer communicating helpful information on hair and skin care through writing. She is an avid reader who loves to broaden her horizons through reading. Writing reviews of books on personal growth and self development gives her joy.

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T October 23, 2023 - 4:49 am

You write well, Tofunmi. Kudos! Is there a way to connect with you, personally?

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David November 2, 2023 - 9:16 pm

This is highly commendable. You covered so much in the write-up. Good job, Jesutofunmi! 👏


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