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, is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. The university was established in 1983 by the enabling law of Lagos State,[5][6] for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence; its motto being For Truth and Service.[7] The university caters for over 35,000 students.[8] The University was established during the Administration of Late Lateef Kayode Jakande.[9][10][11] The university offers diploma, degree and post graduate programmes, including an MBA programme. LASU was ranked among the top 600 universities in the world by in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020. On 23 June, 2021 LASU emerged as the best young university in Nigeria having been below the age of 50 years to be added.[12] Times Higher Education ranked the Lagos State University as the second best university in Nigeria on the 2 September 2020,[13] and was the only state university included in the rankings for 2022.[14] The university has attracted international funding, including for the establishment of a World Bank Group Africa Centre for Excellence on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.[15][16]

Lagos State University
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The Seal of Lagos State University
MottoPer la verità e di servizio (Latin)
Motto in English
For Truth and Service
TypePublic
Established1983
ChancellorGbolahan Elias,SAN[1]
Vice-ChancellorIbiyemi Olatunji-Bello[2] [3] [4]
Students35,000
Location, ,
Websitewww.lasu.edu.ng

The university has three major campuses, at Ojo, Ikeja and Epe.[17]

Photo showing the University gate
University gate
Photo showing the entrance to the university
The entrance to the university

HistoryEdit

The university was conceived as a multi-campus and non-residential University. It 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 and the School of Agriculture are located), Ikeja (where the College of Medicine is situated in at Lasuth).[18]

A 300 seat theatre hall is under construction at the school's main campus in Ojo by the Awori Welfare Association of Nigeria (AWAN).[19] The project site is opposite the Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate House.[20] It is flanked by a new library building, which is still under construction, and the existing student affairs building. When finished, the building will serve as a lecture hall for students with offices and secretariat.[21]

The university began with three faculties: Commerce and Business Administration, Law and Medicine. The Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration was changed to the Faculty of Business and Social Studies at its first meeting the board. The faculties of Arts, Education, Engineering and Science were added later.[22]

Epe campusEdit

The Epe campus is located on the north side of the Lekki Lagoon and houses the Faculty of Engineering and School of Agriculture.[23] The Epe campus is fully residential, and was developed because the Ojo campus could not accommodate the Faculty of Engineering. The campus was converted from military barracks that were released by the persuasion of the then military governor in the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo.[24] The campus is home for the school's pre-degree studies and diploma programs, and is the largest property belonging to the school, larger than the main campus.[25]

The Epe campus has an information commons that could be referred to as the library. The modern building was built and commissioned in the later part of 2008 by the then Chairman of the Governing Council, Mr Kekere-Ekun (OFR). It has a sitting capacity of 400 in its reading area with seating for 100 in the free wifi-connected E-library section.[26] The Epe library offers information services to the students and staff of the university and works in collaboration with the faculty to deliver best teaching, learning and research experience that is comparable to other higher learning institutions in the country. The library's administrative head on the campus is known as the Head of Library, who takes directives from the University Librarian at the Main Campus, Ojo.

Four departments of Faculty of Engineering are based at the Epe campus: Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, which was added in 2018.

The Epe campus is being governed by a Head of Campus (H.O.C.) who has a similar role to a vice-chancellor, and supervises academic and non-academic activities on the campus. The School of Agriculture has its Dean as well as the Faculty of Engineering. The school is generally administered by the Vice-Chancellor who 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 Professor R.O. Okuneye who started his tenure in the year 2021. The campus also runs postgraduate programs across the three old engineering departments. For an academically conducive environment, the campus does not rely on the public power grid but owns an alternative power source. The campus generator is powered for both the student's hostels, lecture rooms and staff quarters. A few years back, the Army arrived[27] and now occupy some parts of the University structures.

ProgrammeEdit

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 Education
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
School of communication[28]
School of transport[30] *Transport management and operations

The two stream system was introduced in 2019 by Vice Chancellor Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, who said that the innovation would to provide handicraft knowledge to students, would add value to their knowledge base and would encourage self-employment.[31][32]

Campus radio stationEdit

The campus radio station LASU FM is located on the university's main Ojo campus. It was founded in 2016.[33][34][35]

Vice ChancellorEdit

Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello is the ninth substantive vice-chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU),[36][37][38] she assumed duty on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. [39][40][41][42][43]

Prof. Olatunji-Bello was appointed the 9th Substantive Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University on 16th September, 2021 succeeding Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun whose tenure ended on January 11, 2021.[44][45][46][47][48][49]

The Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo has started its work-study program with a group of ten students studying various courses as a pilot set.The plan is one of the administration's six-cardinal priorities, according to Prof Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the university's current Vice-Chancellor.[50]

Former Vice ChancellorsEdit

Note:† indicates "deceased"

Notable alumniEdit

Notable facultyEdit

AchievementsEdit

Lagos State University was once [60] the 2nd best University in Nigeria in the 2021 world University ranking.[61][62][63] It ranks amongst 501st to 600th Universities on the World ranking 2021 and 801st to 1000th on the impact rankings 2021[64]

GalleryEdit

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