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Lagos Assembly commends LASU’S new ranking

The Lagos State House of Assembly has commended Lagos State University (LASU) for its attainment as the second-best university in Nigeria, 11th in Africa, and one of the first 500 in the world based, on the latest world rating of universities.

Deputy clerk of the assembly during a plenary on Monday read a letter signed by the vice-chancellor of the university, Olanrewaju Fagbohun, and addressed to the speaker, in which he officially informed the legislators of the ranking and thanked them for their support.

The speaker of the house, Mudashiru Obasa said that the management and students of LASU deserved commendation for the height. Obasa, who said that he was amazed by the level of development on his recent visit to LASU, urged other lawmakers to pay a visit to the university to see things for themselves.

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“LASU had always been at the forefront in the past and regaining it is worthy of celebration. “We must celebrate them and congratulate the man at the helms of affairs in the university, Olanrewaju Fagbohun.

“We can get to the level of universities in the developed countries in the world. If we can get to that stage, we will save the funds being spent by our people to study abroad. We can get to a stage, where people can come to LASU for education,” he said.

Commenting on the letter, chairman of the House committee on education, Yinka Ogundimu said that the amendment of the law setting up the university, which he said gave five years single term to the vice-chancellor, has helped the university to stabilise.

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