By Suraju Raji
Lagos State University (LASU) has been declared the Second best University in Nigeria. This was disclosed in a letter addressed to the Speaker Lagos State House of Assembly. Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa. The letter which was sent by the institution’s Vice –Chancellor. Prof. Larewaju Fagbowu said LASU ranked amongst the 548 Universities in the world. The Vice –Chancellor revealed that Lagos University ranked second after University of Ibadan which is ranked the best in Nigeria now.
The communiqué revealed that the ranking was based on the research works which the institution is globally known for; hence he is ranked one of the best in the world, particularly in Africa.
Speaking on the development, the Chairman House Committee on Education Hon. Yinka Ogundimu expressed gratitude on the latest ranking of Lagos University. He lamented that the school was known for lots of crises which affected the administration of the School. He commended the house Speaker, Obasa, for fighting for 5-year single term for the leadership of the institution. Ogundimu noted that this is the first time LASU students have not come up with crisis; he also praised the Vice –Chancellor Prof. Olarewaju Fagbowun.
” This shows research works of the University which won award of research grant of N32million and 69, 000 Dollars from Research International. He noted that 70 programmes of the University have been accredited” . Hon. Ogundimu noted that many Lagos Assembly lawmakers are products of LASU.
Contributing, Hon. Gbolahon Yishawu revealed that the LASU ranking as next to University of Ibandan among the best in Africa. He congratulated Lagos Assembly for contributing to the funding of the institution through a bill, saying the ranking is a challenge to other schools. Hon. Rotimi Olowo said that the Lagos Assembly ensured necessary budget for the institution and accreditation of the school’s programmes.
Hon. Layiwola pointed out that the committee on education visited LASU and saw new infrastructure put in place.
“This is credited to the present Vice –Chancellor. Also Hon.Osun Moshood congratulated Vice Chancellor, saying it is a success story. Hon. Satonji in his submission commended Speaker Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa for the role he played in achieving 5-years tenure for the leadership of LASU and also praised the Vice Chancellor for his good management skill.
Giving his complementary speech, the Speaker Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa commended LASU for being a worthy Institution to be celebrated. He urged the lawmakers to visit LASU and see its infrastructural development” LASU has been recognized for its knowledge; we are joining to celebrate what we have achieved is an encouragement that would make people come to Lagos” Rt. Hon. Obasa submitted “he observed that before there used to be crisis in LASU but in the past 5 years, there is none. He directed the Clerk to send a letter of commendation to the institution for the recognition, so that the school can do more and achieve international height and prestige.