LASU refunds 50% of tuition fees to 556 first-class students as VC marks one year in office

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Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo on Tuesday reimbursed a total of 556 students, who achieved first class marks in their respective courses in various departments of the university at undergraduate level with half of their tuition fees for the last academic year. .

The university’s vice-chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, presented the award certificate in this regard to 11 of them as a symbolic presentation at an event commemorating his year in office as vice -chancellor.

She said the scholarship that lives up to its promise when she became the university’s ninth vice-chancellor a year ago is simply to reward excellence and encourage healthy competition among students at the university. ‘institution.

She explained that while those who were in the graduating class among them would receive the cash refund, their juniors would get theirs in the form of carry-forward discounts on their tuition fees for the following school year.

She noted that students including some with a perfect 5.0 CGPA score would appreciate the gesture as long as they maintained their first-class grade until graduation.

Speaking about her vision to make the university the best brand in West Africa by 2026, the Vice-Chancellor said her administration had instituted a six-point goal for the achievement of the vision and its vigorous pursuit.

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She said that the vision, which is based on the university’s tripartite mandates, just like all other universities, which are quality learning, research and community service, is on track and with her team and God alongside them, it would be carried out in record time.

She congratulated all the students who won the scholarship and urged them to stay engaged in their studies.

While thanking the British envoy for agreeing to be the guest speaker at the event, the Vice-Chancellor said the essence of the public lecture was to serve as a platform to engender intellectual debates that will offer viable solutions to the deplorable state of education in Nigeria. .

She, however, deplored the relentless industrial action in public universities, such as the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which has been going on for seven months and is still counting, saying that the situation weighs heavily on the nation. education and the economy as a whole.

She called on the federal government and the striking professors to reach a compromise over their differences in order to allow academic activities to resume at all public universities in the country.

In her own remarks, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s wife, Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, who was presiding over the event in the presence of the husband of the Vice Chancellor and Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Water, Mr. Tunji Bello, commended the effort of Prof. Olatunji-Bello, especially regarding the immense success that his administration was able to achieve in one year.

She said the achievements, which include maintaining peace, academic excellence for students, laurels and research scholarships for faculty members, among others, truly showed that the Vice Chancellor really understood what the position of Vice-Chancellor meant.

Represented at the event by Mrs. Nkem Sofela, Mrs. Sanwo-Olu had inaugurated before the conference some projects carried out by the administration of Olatunji-Bello, which included a bakery, a staff club and a skills acquisition center two blocks away, even if she wanted to. as well as she travels to the office. She said she was really proud of herself.

In his previous lecture, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llewellyn-Jones, highlighted the importance of quality education for citizens, especially girls, as a way to lift many people out of hunger and poverty.

Speaking on the theme of the event, “The importance of education for the growth of a nation,” the envoy said the British government was supporting education in Nigeria at different levels and in different ways. and would continue to do the same for the country.

He said that education is a right and not a privilege, but it is regrettable that the high level of insecurity and conflict caused by terrorism and kidnappings that the country experiences daily has kept many children away from school age classrooms.

He said the situation which affected the northern part of the country more than the southern part is sad for a country like Nigeria with a low income index.

She stressed that the UK government will continue to support education in Nigeria in every way possible.

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