Sanwo-Olu pledges to reduce LASUST fees, make school enviable

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has assured students of the new Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUST), Ikorodu, that he will make the institution bigger and best choice in Nigeria.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who stopped at the Ikorodu campus of the university, on his way to commission a new factory in Odongunyan area of the state, also promised to work towards reducing the school’s fees.

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, disclosed this to The Guardian, in a statement, yesterday.
Addressing the students who came out to welcome him after his helicopter landed at the school’s car park, the governor expressed commitment to making LASUST one of the best universities in the country.

He said: “You are now university students; it is going to work well. We’d continue to do what we’re doing to ensure that you finish well. JAMB has put your name (LASUST) as a full university.

“We know you have a small concern about your school fees, we are going to look at it and we are going to bring it down. We are going to build this university to be bigger than even LASU very soon.”

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, on February 8 handed over certificates for two new universities in Lagos – Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) and LASUST – to Governor Sanwo-Olu at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.

With the issuance of clearance certificates of operation by NUC, LASUED is now the 56th state university and 204th university in Nigeria, as well as the second University of Education in Nigeria, while LASUST is 57th state university and 205th university in Nigeria.

The two universities join the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, established in 1982 late Alhaji Lateef Jakande to give Lagos three state-owned universities.

Sanwo-Olu said converting the erstwhile Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) to LASUST would bring about innovative engineering, science invention and other innovations critical to the development of the country and state.

He described the conversion of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education into a University of Education as a proper thing to do, given the demands and the present needs of students.


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