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  • Updated: January 31, 2023

3,300 Matriculates As Pioneer Students In LASUED

3,300 students were on Tuesday matriculated as pioneer students at Lagos State University of Education (LASUED), Otto/Ijanikin.

The announcement was made by the Acting Vice-Chancellor of LASUED, Prof. Bidemi Lafiaji-Okuneye at the 2022/2023 first matriculation ceremony of the institution, in Lagos.

Lafiaji-Okuneye said only candidates who passed the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the screening conducted by the university were offered admission.

“Students have been admitted into the various colleges where their programmes are domiciled, such as: College of Humanities Education, College of Science Education and College of Management and Social Sciences Education.

“Others are: College of Vocational and Entrepreneurship Education, College of Specialised and Professional Education and College of Language and Communication Arts Education.

“It should be noted that the university’s capacity for admission was pegged at 3,300 by the National Universities Commission, based on the result of the resource verification exercise conducted in the last quarter of 2022,’’ she said.

She noted that the margin between the number of candidates who applied to LASUED and those offered admissions emphasised the rationale of the state government for the establishment of more universities.

“For instance, embarking on massive expansionist programme that is complemented by special renewal of physical and infrastructural facilities in the university campuses and other factors can shoot up the university’s admission capacity.

“We earnestly appeal to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to build in each of the two campuses a 1,000 capacity lecture theatre, standard senate building and befitting main auditorium.

“Furthermore, there is an urgent need for government to help reclaim the swampy portion of the university’s land at Ota/Ijanikin campus and control encroachment at the Noforija campus, including proper landscaping.

“We also need support to build students’ hostels and staff quarters through a public-private partnership arrangement,” she said.

Lafiaji-Okuneye added that as a university of education, "we were 

privileged to have scientifically discovered the enormous potential for teacher education innovation capable of driving the attainment of equity in education.

“We are fully set, not only to scale innovations from the margin to the Centre of Teacher Education system but also, source support and sustain those superlative inventions that address inequality and quality.

“As the pioneer acting vice-chancellor, I am determined to build on our well-established leading position in the teacher education sector to become a highly sought-after university of education within a short time possible.”

The Acting VC urged the pioneer students to stay away from social vices that are likely to dent the image of the university. 

LASUED, which was formerly Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), was converted to a university in 2022 by Sanwo-Olu’s administration to provide more admission opportunities for Youths in Lagos and Nigeria.

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