NUC grants LASU full accreditation for 31 courses 

By Opeyemi Babalola The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted full accreditation to thirty-one undergraduate academic programmes in Lagos State University (LASU). According to a statement on Monday by the Spokesperson of LASU, Ademola Adekoya, 96 per cent of the programmes put up before the commission earned full or interim accreditation.  He added further that of the 51 courses assessed, 49 were successful in the accreditation exercise. While disclosing some of the departments that their programmes were accredited by the commission, the Head of the Directorate of Academic Planning at…

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LASU convocation: Tinubu urges universities to retool curricula for skills acquisition

•Donates leadership centre worth 1 billion to LASU By Opeyemi Babalola The former two-term governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has charged the universities of the 21st century to develop curricula that meet the needs of business while still providing the broad education required to create civic-minded citizens. Tinubu gave the charge at the recent 25th convocation of Lagos State University, held at the Buba Maruwa Auditorium. The Presidential aspirant, who doubles as the guest lecturer for the event, spoke on the topic:  ‘Global trends: Nigeria and its…

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LASU produces 112 first-class graduates, honours Ganduje, Zulum

…Tinubu to deliver convocation lecture By Opeyemi Babalola  Lagos State University, Ojo, is set to graduate a total of 7,232 students with 112 bagging First Class honours. The Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, made this known at the pre-convocation press conference held at the Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building. The VC announced Oluwo Benjamin Damilare of the department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, as the best graduating student with a CGPA of 4.97, which is also a new record in the university, while three…

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LASU Gets Substantive Vice Chancellor

By Opeyemi Babalola Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello as the 9th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU). This was confirmed in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso and made available to University Times International (UTI) Thursday. The professor of Physiology and former acting vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, “was appointed following recommendation by the Joint Committee of Council and Senate of LASU in accordance with the LASU Law, Cap 169 Vol 7, Laws of Lagos State.”…

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Omomeewa: We want full autopsy, immortalise ex-LASU activist, NANS, ERC, tell Gov. Sanwo-Olu

National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and the Education Right Campaign, both of LASU chapter are demanding an autopsy of Nurudeen Alowonle an ex-LASU activist, popularly called Omomeewa, who was killed by unknown gunmen around Egbeda Igando road in Lagos State on Wednesday last week. National Association of Nigerian Students particularly, is asking the Lagos State government to immortalise the deceased for the various roles he played in kicking against oppressive government and ensuring the masses have right to affordable education.  The union is equally asking government for an all-inclusive…

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Killer(s) of Omomeewa must be arrested, prosecuted –ERC Insists

By Opeyemi Babalola Education Rights Campaign (ERC), has insisted on the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators behind the killing of Comrade Nurudeen Alowonle alias Omomeewa, who was killed on Wednesday night after appearing before a panel at the Lagos State University (LASU) over alleged admission racketeering and unlawful possession of university documents. University Times International (UTI) had reported how the former LASU Students’ Union presidential aspirant was allegedly shot dead while in company of a senior assistant registrar, Waheed Majekodunmi, simply identified as Majek. Several controversial reactions allegedly linking…

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LASU denies involvement in former SU aspirant’s death

… Tributes keep flowing over the deceased By Opeyemi Babalola Tributes and a series of controversial reactions have continued to trail the death of the graduate of the Lagos State University (LASU), Yusuf Nurudeen Alowonle, alias Omomeewa, who was reportedly shot dead on Wednesday by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen near the school main gate in Ojo, Lagos. University Times International gathered that the former Lagos State University students’ union presidential aspirant was allegedly shot dead at about 10 pm on Wednesday while in company of a Senior Assistant Registrar, Waheed Majekodunmi,…

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AD Scientific Index Ranking: LASUCOM Is Nigeria’s Best College Of Medicine; LASU Second Best State University

From Gazellenews.com The Lagos State University (LASU) continues to receive rave reviews and positive ranking among its counterparts in Nigeria, reports The Gazelle News.com. In the latest AD Scientific Index Ranking, the University excelled on two fronts making it one of the very best in the country.In the ranking of top 50 universities in Nigeria in terms of quality of scientists, the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) emerged the best College of Medicine in Nigeria ranking 15th best in Nigeria. In actual fact, LASUCOM was the only College…

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The LASU imbroglio: what Sanwoolu must do

Cheta Nwanze, Contributor Academia is meant to be a community concerned with the pursuit of research, education, and scholarship, and thrives on academic freedom and contestation of ideas. It is a community that’s expected to express its scholastic ideas without risk of official interference or professional disadvantage. Such ideals are expected to dwell in an environment that breathes freedom. Recently, these cherished values have come under severe threat in Nigerian universities. Patron-client politics have crept into the ivory tower such that it’s only a matter of time before the citadel…

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