LASU achieves 96% accreditation on courses, VC hails Sanwo-Olu
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been commended for bringing sustainable reforms to the state’s education sector as exemplified by the excellent performance of the Lagos State University in the recently released National Universities Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Exercise for the year 2021.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Tokunbo Wahab, gave the commendation while reacting to the NUC accreditation exercise for the Y2021 where LASU achieved 96 per cent accreditation success, noting that the reforms embarked upon by the governor are fast yielding positive results.
Wahab explained that the Sanwo-Olu administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda is the fastest and most effective strategy for achieving transformational governance in the current democratic experience.
He noted d that the state government’s huge investment in education, the third pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, had repositioned its education sector in becoming a model for the country.
“Out of the 37 courses of the Lagos State University presented by the University Authority for accreditation before NUC during the October/November 2021 NUC Academic Programmes Accreditation Exercise for Nigerian Universities, 31 of those courses got NUC’s full accreditation status”, he said.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, said such an excellent feat was unprecedented in the university’s 40 years of existence, adding that the letter of notification of results from NUC stated that 31 out of the 37 courses presented before the commission by LASU received an excellent grade of 96.0 per cent, while four courses were still under interim accreditation status.
She said, “LASU’s courses that had NUC full accreditation according to the NUC notification letter are Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Local Government and Development Studies.
“Others include Arabic Studies, Christian Religious Studies, English Language, Islamic Studies, Yoruba Language, Music, Nursing Science, Psychology and Pharmacology as well as all the 14 courses in the Faculty of Education, Law, Mathematics and Physics.”
Olatunji-Bello said the four courses still under interim accreditation status are Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering, Common and Islamic Law, Theatre Arts and Philosophy.
The Vice-Chancellor noted that the university had witnessed progressive development since the inception of the Sanwo-Olu administration, pointing out that LASU programmes run smoothly without any interruption because the Governor adequately funds the growth of education while also prioritising the welfare of staff and students in policy formulation.