Lagos State University

Coordinates: 6°27′55″N 3°12′03″E / 6.4652°N 3.2009°E / 6.4652; 3.2009

Lagos State University, also known as LASU, was established in 1983 by the enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence; motto saying (for Truth and Service)[1] The university caters for a population of over 35,000 students enrolled for full-time.[2] The university also offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Lagos State University is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. LASU is the only state university in the former British colony.[3] Lagos State University offers diploma, degree and post graduate programmes including an MBA programme. LASU was ranked among the top 600 universities in the world by Times Higher Margazine for the year 2020. The University has also attracted different international fundings including a World Bank Group Africa Centre for Excellence on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Lagos State University 2019
115pxgraduates from 2016
The Seal of Lagos State University
MottoPer la verità e di servizio (Latin)
Motto in English
For Truth and Service
ChancellorGeorge Oguntade
Vice-ChancellorOlanrewaju Fagbohun
Location, ,
Photo Showing the Entrance of Lagos State University
Photo Showing the Entrance of Lagos State University


Lagos State University was conceived as a multi-campus, collegiate, and non-residential University. Today, Lagos State University operates a multi-campus system with four fully owned campuses having its main campus at Ojo (along the Badagry Expressway) and other campuses at Epe (where the Faculty of Engineering is located as well as the School of Agriculture), Ikeja (where the College of Medicine is situated in at Lasuth).

Currently a 300 Seater Theater Hall is under construction by the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN) at the school's's main campus, Ojo.[4]

The project site is opposite the EX Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate House, flanked by a new library building which is still under construction and the existing Student Affairs Building. After being fully constructed, the building will then serve as a lecture hall for students, Offices and Secretariat.

Epe CampusEdit

The Lagos State University Epe Campus, which is located on the north side of the Lekki Lagoon. It comprises of the Faculty of Engineering and School of Agriculture of Lagos State University.[5] The Lagos State University is a fully residential campus and was born out of the insufficiency of the Ojo campus to accommodate the Faculty of Engineering at that time. The military barrack which is now the campus was released by the persuasion of the then military governor in the regime of Rtd. Major.Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo.[6] The campus which is also the home for the school's Pre-degree studies program and also Diploma programs is unarguably the biggest property belonging to the school even bigger than the main campus itself.[7]

The campus which is located in the Epe area of Lagos State is the home for four departments in LASU's Faculty of Engineering namely Mechanical Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Chemical and Polymer Engineering, and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering(which was just added) in 2018 and has its second batch of students. the department is currently running its highest level at 200levels currently. following the accreditation of the courses in LASU. LASU Epe campus is being governed by the Head of Campus (H.O.C.) which also could be linked to as the Vice-Chancellor for the campus ensuring the utmost of all affairs of both academics and non-academics of the University campus. The school of Agriculture has its own Dean as well as the Faculty of Engineering. The school is generally administered by the Vice-Chancellor which has his seat at the main campus, Ojo. The campus produces a candidate for the post of Vice president, Welfare director, and Assistant General Secretary in its student union Government representing the University campus at the main campus; Ojo. The current Head Of Campus for the EPE campus is P.A.O. Adegbuyi who started his tenure in the year 2018. The campus too runs on master's program across the three old engineering departments. Also, the campus runs on a power supply(NEPA) and generator. This generator is powered for both the hostels and lecture rooms and quarters. few years back, the Army has come to occupy part of the student's structures.


Areas of education and research offered by the Institution are summarized in the table below:

Faculty Departments/Programmes/Centres/Institutes
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Faculty of Education

Former Vice ChancellorsEdit

Note:† indicates "deceased"

Notable alumniEdit

Notable facultyEdit


Lagos State University emerged as the 2nd best University in Nigeria in the 2021 world University ranking.[9] It ranks amongst 501st to 600th Universities on the World ranking 2021 and 801st to 1000th on the impact rankings 2021[10]


  1. ^ "ABOUT LASU A Brief History of the University". LASU SITE.
  2. ^ "Lagos State University". Times Higher Education.
  4. ^ "'Awori strategising for future polls'". The Nations Nigeria. Emmanuel Oladesu.
  5. ^ "A Brief History of the University". LASU Site.
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  8. ^ Olawale, Johnson (21 August 2017). "CDQ's story of success: From back up singer to star". - Nigeria news. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  9. ^ "LASU emerges 2nd in 2021 World University Ranking". News Agency Of Nigeria.
  10. ^ "Universith Ranking". timeshighereducation.

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