LASU becomes residential.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, Tuesday, signed a bill into law converting the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo, to a residential institution.He also approved 70 years retirement age for professors of the institution as well as a five-year single term for the Vice Chancellor of the institution.
Signing the bill into law at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Tuesday, Ambode said the amended law is aimed at raising the standard of the school to an enviableposition and a school that people would be proud of.
According to Vanguard ,Deputy Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni said the law was amended to address the acrimonies that arose during the tenure of Prof. Obafunwa as Vice Chancellor of the school.
He said the major reform of the law is approving five-year single term for the Vice Chancellor of the school in order to prevent the crisis often encountered when the Vice Chancellor’s position runs for two terms.
Another major reform in the law, he disclosed, is converting LASU to a residential campus, while the retirement age of professors of the institution would now be 70 years instead of the usual 65 years.
He said turning the school to a residential campus would help in mitigating incessant clashes between students of the school and Iba residents.