LASU re-opens February 24 – Management

Lagos state University, LASU
Lagos state University, LASU

The institution was shut after a students’ riot.

Authorities of the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, said on Monday that the institution would re-open on February 24 with its final year students resuming first.

The institution was closed down on January 23 following a violent students’ protest.

According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Unit of LASU, the university’s Senate took the decision to re-open the institution at its 214th statutory meeting held on February 14.

It stated that the Senate had approved that final year students should resume on February 24, while the 2013/2014 newly-admitted students would resume on March 10.

Other categories of students are to resume April 1, it added.

The Senate also resolved that the online registration portal should be re-opened for two days after resumption.

It also said the Lagos State Government had accepted to repair and replace the infrastructure vandalised by the students during the protest.

Professor Kabir Akinyemi, the Dean of Student Affairs, LASU, said the different dates of resumption introduced by the university was one of the strategies aimed at addressing the “situation’’ in the school.

“The students had been directed to resume in batches based on logistics and it is the best strategy that the management can apply for now,” Mr. Kabir said.

He said adequate security measures had been put in place to protect lives and property in the institution.

“The management is working with the security agencies and the state government on the security issue.

“There are enough security personnel who may not necessarily wear uniforms moving about in the institution to maintain law and order.”


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