National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, has donated a Centre of Leadership Development worth one billion naira to Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. LASU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, announced the donation at the 25th convocation lecture of LASU on Thursday. The theme of the Convocation Lecture was: “Global Trends: Nigeria and its Place in the World. Do We Love Ourselves Enough”. Tinubu was represented at the event by Dr Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos State. Speaking at the event, Tinubu urged government support for strategic industries that would employ young people and unleash their productive capacity. He said that government backing of strategic manufacturing and industries would open the door wider to youth-owned start-up businesses. “National industrial and employment policies must jump from the pages of documents and come to real life. “This will help to reform the society to improve the economic prospects of young people in it. “We need a new more convivial way, a way that gives you the right start at a fair chance of durable prosperity. “This is the moral duty of progressive government to resurrect a flagging economy; to do what the private sector can not do by itself,” Tinubu said. He added that no longer should our national compass remain pointed towards poverty instead of prosperity and towards lack, instead of abundance. “You graduates today should not live half lives or to subject your tremendous talents and aspirations to an economic condition that does not allow their full vent. ” That you now graduate from this exemplar of learning and knowledge means the right answer is within you. “You have been equipped with the intellectual rigor, knowledge and an active social conscience all compelling you to place this right answer into practice,” Tinubu said. He noted that no society could long endure in an air of mistrust and acrimony. Source: Eaglesonline
Affected ASUU leaders who were sacked by the Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo-led governing council under the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, are to get letters next week The Governing Council of Lagos State University (LASU) on Wednesday approved the reinstatement of five sacked union leaders of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). There governing council decision followed the recommendations of the Appeal Committee headed by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adenike Boyo, for the affected five lecturers to be reinstated. Among the union leaders reinstated include, ASUU-LASU chairman, Dr. Akinloye Isaac Oyewumi; Vice chairman, Dr. Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu; Secretary, Dr. Anthony Dansu; Assistant Secretary, Dr. Adeolu Oluwaseyi Oyekan and Treasurer, Dr. Oluwakemi Aboderin-Shonibare. The five ASUU-LASU leaders were sacked by the Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo-led governing council under the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun on September 7th, 2017 and September 12th, 2019. After the sack of the five ASUU-LASU officials, some senior lecturers backed by the campus security attempted to take over the union and the Secretariat but were resisted by loyal ASUU members. The former VC group led by the Liberators formed another faction of ASUU-LASU but the national body disowned them and sanctioned those behind the formation. On assumption of office, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, set up a committee headed by Prof. Dapo Asaju to look into labour dispute, especially the ASUU-LASU five case. At the meeting held on Wednesday, the Sir David Sunmoni-led governing council accepted the recommendations of the Appeal Committee and approved the reinstatement of the five ASUU-LASU leaders. The five reinstated ASUU-LASU leaders are expected to receive their letters next week. Loyal ASUU-LASU members yesterday jubilated the reinstatement of their leaders as the news spread round the campus after the governing council meeting.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, 7 September, 2021 said he would not interfere with the ongoing selection process that would lead to the appointment of the substantive Vice Chancellor of the state-owned Lagos State University (LASU). The Governor said he does not have personal interest in who becomes the next Vice Chancellor of LASU and therefore has no intention to influence the process, adding that due process would be followed in the appointment. Governor Sanwo-Olu made the statement while receiving members of the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU) led by its chairman, Prof. Samuel Edoumiekumo, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Ikeja on Tuesday, 7 September, 2021. “The process for the appointment of the substantive Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU) is ongoing and I can assure you that all the laws and due process that would lead to the appointment of the vice chancellor would be fully adhered to. “I have no intention to interfere or have any interest in the choice of who would be vice chancellor. We have put in the committee men and women of impeccable character that have distinguished themselves and are willing to do for us a good job,” he said. Governor Sanwo-Olu, who promised adequate and continuous funding for state-owned tertiary institutions in Lagos State, said plans were in top gear to establish two additional universities of technology and education in the State. The Governor also promised to assist the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities to get back the title documents of its property situated at Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island in Lagos, saying the property would be released to the Committee at no cost. He said Lagos State Government will support the Committee on its forthcoming 60th anniversary celebration holding next year. Speaking earlier, Prof. Edoumiekumo
The University of Ibadan maintained its top spot in Nigeria and ranked 401-500 out of over 1,600 institutions across the world. This was according to the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in September 2021. However, the University of Lagos moved a step ahead to rank second in Nigeria and 501-600 across the world. Covenant University took the 3rd in Nigeria and ranked 601-800 in the world. Meanwhile, the Lagos State University dropped to sixth in Nigeria behind the University of Ilorin, the University of Nigeria, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Only six universities from Nigeria feature in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The ranking was based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. According to the ranking, the six best universities in the world are: The University of Oxford. California Institute of Technology. Harvard University Stanford University University of Cambridge Massachusetts Institute of Technology. - PM News
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has dissolved the Lagos State University Governing Council with immediate effect. This was contained in a statement on Friday signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Gbenga Omotoso. The statement titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu Dissolves Lasu Governing Council’ partly read, “The Governor of Lagos State and the Visitor to the Lagos State University, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, after consideration of the report of the Special Visitation Panel on the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor and by the powers conferred on him by the Lagos State University Law, Cap L69 volume 7, Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (as amended), hereby adopts the recommendations and directs as follows: “The immediate dissolution of and the removal of the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council for flagrant violations of the extant laws and regulations of the University guiding the appointment of a Vice-Chancellor. “Cancellation of the second failed exercise to appoint the 9th Substantive Vice-Chancellor as a result of the flagrant contravention of extant laws, breach of due process, failure and total disregard to follow its own laid down criteria guiding the process for the appointment of a 9th Vice-Chancellor as publicly advertised. “In due course, a new Governing Council for the Lagos State University will be constituted. The reconstituted Council shall conduct a new process for the appointment of the 9th Vice-Chancellor.”
Helplessness, it is often said leads to hopelessness. As the fate of the kidnapped Lagos State University (LASU) student, Olowa Kehinde Jacob hanged in the balance, his family have resulted to begging in order to rescue their son from his abductors. It would be recalled that Olowa Kehinde was abducted along Benin-Ore Expressway on Friday, 9th April 2021, while returning to Lagos. Olowa Kehinde and his twin brother, Olowa Taiwo are both 300-level students of LASU and the former is the Head of Class (HOC) of Accounting. An authoritative source revealed that on the day of the abduction, Kehinde and Taiwo were both in the car together with one other person. While Taiwo and the other person narrowly escaped, Kehinde couldn’t escape because he was the driver and also had his seat belt on. Although, information has it that the Students Union of the Lagos State University has since swung into action, they had reportedly contacted security operatives in the country, the family of the victim who are at the receiving end are not folding their arms. The kidnappers are said to have allowed Kehinde to communicate with members of his family and an humongous ransom of N10Million was being requested for as condition for his release. To this end, reliable sources revealed that Kehinde’s family are petrified as they now run helter-skelter to raise the N10Million ransom for their son to regain freedom. Moreso, inside source divulged to us that when Kehinde was allowed to speak with his family yesterday, Saturday, 10th April, 2021, he spoke in a faint voice, and passionately begged his family to come to his aid by raising the N10Million ransom. Meanwhile, fliers to solicit for fund to be channeled towards meeting the demand of the kidnappers are now in circulation. The fliers are said to have been released by the family
The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Mudashiru Obasa, has said his dream is to ensure that the state-owned university (LASU) catches up with top with top tertiary institutions across the world. Speaker Obasa said this on Tuesday evening, 9th March, 2021, when he received the Lagos State University Alumni Association led by its vice president, Norrison Quakers, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Obasa, who noted that majority of the lawmakers in the State Assembly are products of the institution, said the House is poised to make it compete favourably with others across the globe. Currently, according to the Speaker, “There is hardly any institution in the country that lasu cannot compete with shoulder to shoulder.” He commended the alumni association saying it was obvious its efforts have paid off for the institution. “There is need to come together and build the society especially considering the factor that binds us together which is LASU. I cannot disengage myself from LASU and LASU cannot disengage itself from me. “On our own as representatives of the people, we have been doing our best in terms of lawmaking to keep building that institution,” he said citing how the House passed a legislation that resolved the crisis in the appointments of LASU’s vice chancellors. He said the House had always ensured requests involving LASU are made parts of the budget so that the institution would always meet the requirements of the NUC for accreditation. “This shows we are conscious of the need to grow the institution,” he added. The Speaker promised that the House would continue to liaise with the executive arm led by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the benefit of the institution and for future generations. Earlier, the delegation commended the Speaker for his effective leadership of the House of Assembly saying his activities as a
The Lagos State Government commends the Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (SSANU) and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), Lagos State University Chapter for its decision on Thursday, 25th of February, 2021, to suspend its strike action. Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu acknowledges the honour and has restated his administration’s commitment to an amicable resolution of all issues as quickly as possible and looks forward to continued industrial harmony in our flagship tertiary Institution.
Lagos State Governor and Visitor to Lagos State University (LASU), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of the University. The Governor further directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately. According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Governor Sanwo-Olu’s decision on the cancellation came after a thorough investigation and stakeholders engagement, which were necessitated by various petitions against the selection process. “Governor Sanwo-Olu was inundated with petitions arising from the selection process of the Vice Chancellor by the Governing Council. After a thorough evaluation and investigation of the various complaints, Mr. Governor, in his capacity as the Visitor to the University ordered the cancellation of the process,” he stated. The outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun has also been directed by Governor Sanwo-Olu to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice Chancellor from Monday January 11, 2021 when the tenure of the incumbent Vice Chancellor, Professor Fagbohun expires. The Governor further directed that, the Senate should select among its members, a pro tem chairman to superintend the meeting and conduct of election of Acting Vice Chancellor.
The Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), has received approval from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct COVID-19 tests. The Acting Provost of the College, Prof. Abiodun Adewuya, who disclosed this on Friday during the Induction Ceremony of the 15th Set of Medical Doctors/5th Set of Dental Surgeons held in Ikeja, added that the Molecular Laboratory of the College has been granted licence to operate, hence, the laboratory can conduct COVID-19 tests, among others. He noted that LASUCOM, the second-best ranked university in Nigeria, is determined to improve on its mandate as a strategic partner to the Lagos State Government in strengthening the health sector by producing highly trained medical personnel. Pro. Ademuyiwa said that with the addition of the newly inducted 49 Medical Doctors and seven Dental Surgeons to the pool of practitioners in the county, the College has produced 858 medical personnel to date. In its desire of becoming the best medical college in Africa, the Provost averred that despite the pandemic, the College has continued to attract research grants. Addressing the inductees, the Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, SAN, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin), Prof. Oyedamola Oke, urged the Inductees to be committed to excellence and professionalism He charged them to use their acquired competencies to bring about desirable transformation in healthcare delivery.