The Lagos State University (LASU) has been selected as a Centre of Excellence for Tnnovative and Transformative STEM Education (CITSE) by the World Bank.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice Chancellor, LASU made this known on Friday at the first Long Service Award for Teaching and Non-teaching Staff who has served the institution for over twenty years and still counting.
According to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, a total of 543 staff members of the university received award.
The VC said the African Centre of Excellence (ACE) 3 project is aimed at supporting more policy harmonization initiatives in higher education across the African region.
“I will start my remark on a high note. I am proud to announce to you that LASU is now an African Centre of Excellence.
“We were chosen from about 154 universities that applied for the centre, and after several rounds of assessment and screening, we were selected as the only state university in the round.
“We are going to be attracting foreign students and foreign faculties, so we cannot afford to go on strike or allow any crisis.
“It is not about me, it is about all of us, as LASU will become what we all make it to become,” the VC stated.
The VC urged the staff to collaborate with the university management in strategically managing the institution and sustaining it when the centre of excellence kicks off.
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