I’ll Reduce LASUST Tuition Fees, Make It Bigger, Sanwo – Olu Assures Students

Wale Jagun

Gov. Babajide Sanwo – Olu.

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

Governor Sanwo-Olu, who had a stop at the Ikorodu campus of the University, while on his way to the commissioning of the new plant of Kimberly-Clark Factory in Odonguyan area, also assured the students that he would work towards reducing the institution’s school fees.

Addressing the students that trooped out to welcome him after his helicopter landed at the school of technology car park, Governor Sanwo-Olu said he is committed to making Lagos State University of Science and Technology one of the best universities of choice in Nigeria.

“Great students of Lagos State University of Science and Technology. 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 (Lagos State University of Science and Technology) as a full university” Sanwo – Olu said.

“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 be building this university that would be bigger than even LASU very soon,” Governor Sanwo-Olu assured.

It would be recalled that the National Universities Commission (NUC) Executive Secretary, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed on February 8 handed over certificates for two new Lagos universities – Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) and Lagos State University of Science and Technology (LASUST) to Governor Sanwo-Olu at the commission’s headquarters in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

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

The two universities are in addition to the existing Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, established in 1982 by the first Civilian Governor of Lagos, the late Alhaji Lateef Jakande. Lagos State now has three state-owned universities.

Governor Sanwo-Olu at the signing of the bills that converted the erstwhile Lagos State Polytechnic to a University of Science and Technology and two other Colleges of Education to a University of Education, said that it will bring about innovative engineering, science invention and other innovations that are critical to the development of the country and state.

He added that the conversion of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education and Michael Otedola College of Primary Education into a University of Education is a proper and right thing to do given the demands and the present needs of students.

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