The Executive Governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode has disclosed that the Lagos State University’s (LASU) Regularization would be completed in a month’s time.
Governor Ambode made this known at the 30th anniversary of the pioneer 1988 class of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo in Lagos.
According to Punch News, Gov. Ambode was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh at the class reunion dinner which was held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island.
The Governor said that a 6,000 bed hostel was to be built in the university premises.
“Our excitement is that in the past three years and half, we have been committed to restoring LASU to its past glory. We have commissioned a new theatre hall and a 6,000 bed hostel is on its way. In one month, LASU’s regularization would be completed and this would ensure that resources are not lost and things are done right to grow LASU and make it become the top five universities in Nigeria,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Lanre Fagbohun gave a progress report of the university since 1988 and also disclosed that the university had grown to become the highest ranking state university in Nigeria.
The VC who was represented by Prof. Leke Fakoya compared LASU to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ibadan (UI).
“I am pleased so many of us are in high places. This is the first time LASU is recording this kind of event and I am happy to witness it. LASU has moved to the ranks of universities like UNILAG and UI. LASU is presently the highest ranking state university in Nigeria, it is growing in leaps and bounds and I implore you to send your children or grandchildren to LASU,” he said.
In celebrating the 30th anniversary, the class’ chairman, Mr. Kunle Ojeikere announced that a research fund had been set up to find better ways to treat ailments. He said that every year, the fund would increase and the unit would be headed by a representative from the alumni body, the university administration and a member of their set.