LASU, established in 1983 in the former British colony, Lagos, has an estimated student population of about 61,000 students. Here are 11 things you did not know about the institution...
Lagos State University (LASU) is a state university established in 1983 in the former British colony, Lagos.
LASU has an estimated student population of about 61,000 students in its various full-time and part-time programmes.
It is also one of the most turbulent universities in the country, with constant staff and student agitations, like the present tussle between the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa, and the various staff unions as well as the school fee protests that ended last year:
LASU operates a multi-campus system with four fully owned campuses; Ojo (main campus), and other campuses at Epe (Engineering Faculty), Ikeja and Surulere
LASU's Pioneer Vice Chancellor is Professor Folabi Olumide
LASU is reputed to be the best state owned university in Nigeria
The current Vice Chancellor of the university is Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa
The university's moto is: Per la verità e di servizio (Latin) meaning: 'For Truth and Service' in English
Sir Chief Dr. Molade Okoya-Thomas FCNA, MFR, OFR, KSS is the current Chancellor
Professor (Mrs.) Jadesola Akande (Late) is LASU's first and only female Vice Chancellor (1989-1993)
Two past LASU Vice Chancellor have died; Professor Fatiu Ademola Akesode (1997-2001) and Professor (Mrs.) Jadesola Akande
LASU's alu,ni inlcude people like Desmond Elliot Actor/Politician, EFCC chairman, Farida Mzamber Waziri, and rappper Ruggedman
LASU has over 61,000 students enrolled in its full-time and part-time programmes
LASU Students Union is informally called LASUSU
The institution is presently closed due to a face-off between the staff unions and the Obafunwa-led management.