INSIDEMAINLAND – Lagos State now has a total of three state-owned as two colleges change statuses.
This was announced by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the annual Governor’s Lecture with the theme “Educational leadership and technology as viable options for economic recovery and nationhood: The experience of Lagos State”.
The annual governor’s lecture was organised by the Lagos State University (LASU) Alumni Association at the Main campus in Ojo, Lagos Mainland.
Announcing the increase in the number of state-owned universities in the state, Governor Sanwo-Olu said based on the population of the state, the number of university admission seekers and to develop and promote science and technology, adding that the State Polytechnic has been upgraded to the University of Science and Technology.
The increase will also promote and improve standards of education with qualified teachers, the Governor said state-owned colleges of education, Adeniran Ogunsanya and Micheal Otedola has been converted to the Universities of Education.
He further that for the smooth take-off of the two new universities, the State House of Assembly had amended the Acts establishing it to reflect its new statuses.
Governor Sanwo-Olu reiterated his commitment to the state government to provide teachers with skills, technical colleges with supports, turn secondary schools into comprehensive learning centres, revamp the infrastructure in LASU’s campuses, to make it economically, digitally viable and one of the best in the world.
Earlier, the governor accompanied by his Special Adviser on Education, Tokunbo Wahab was received by LASU’s Vice-Chancellor, Mrs Ibironke Olatunji-Bello and the institution’s management to unveil the Lagos State University Student’s Arcade Building in the main campus of the institution, Ojo.
LASU Vice Chancellor Mrs Olatunji-Bello also commended the institution’s alumni association for consistently demonstrating its commitment to the development of the school.