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The Vice President of Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof.Oluloke Oluloye Yemi Osibajo GCON,SAN,delivered LASU 23rdConvocation Lecture titled :Africa Centre of Excellence in African Universities :A veritable catalyst in Nation building and development,Thursday ,16th,May,2019 ,Auditorium hall,Main Campus ,Ojo,Lagos .
According to Vice President he stated that,In other to promote economic growth ,in other to reduce poverty ,and to bring change we need Education because it is a powerful force for economic change.
“A Nation that is unable to educate her girls,does herself harm”he stated .
The VP added that “I will be proud of what Lagos State University has become under the watchful eyes of another SAN, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun who is diligent and efficient”.
The Chairman of the Convocation Lecture ,Former President of Ghanan,H.E,Mr John Dramani Mahama,Gave his thought on African Centre of excellence which include ,African universities must move away from the colonial system of education, They must focus on science and technology,They must profer solution to problems which confront African,African universities must collaborate with each other,Focus on science, tech and innovation can be the catalysts for the development of Africa and Political institutions must avoid interference with the running of academic institutions.
Akinwunmi Ambode ,The incumbent Governor of Lagos State during his speech said,This is going to be my last outing as the visitors of Lagos State University.
“We have embarked on extensive infrastructural development in the University,We have commenced the process of providing a 6,000-bed capacity hostel to the university”
“A lot has been done, but there is still a lot to be done and I am confident that my successor will accord the university with the same level of priority” He said .
According to the Chancellor of LASU,Justice .Adesola Oguntade during his speech to the graduands said ,Contribute your quota to the development of LASU,inspire hope , Love and involved in taking LASU to greater height .
The Pro-Chancellor,Pro.Adebayo Ninalowo also encouraged the Graduands to utilizes what they have learned in the university diligently and efficiently .
Also speaking during the Convocation Of the Higher Degrees is the VC (vice Chancellor ) Prof.Olarewaju Fagbohun ,SAN, said, I
welcome the Governor-Elect of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu for making out time to honour us with his presence. We are most grateful, sir. We at Lagos State university are very confident that your administration will propel us to the next level. The free wifi internet that you provided for our institution is an indication that education is of significant importance to you.
In Attendance was The Governor Elect of Lagos State , One of Lagos represented by One of Ikorodu Division ,The Special Adviser on Education ,Head of service in State ,NLC representing Lagos ,The Traditional White cap chiefs .
Also in attendance are ,The DVC(Deputy Vice. Chancellor) (academic),DVC (administration),Dean of Several Faculties,H.OD,Provost ,Registrar ,Bursar ,The University Libarain,37 other states Universities,The university Teaching and Non -teaching Staff,Selected Students Representatives ,Securities,LASU band ,CIPPR etc
The convocation was wrap with presenting Ph.D certificate and all exist the hall .