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Ambode Converts LASU To Residential; Approves 70 Years Retirement Age For Professors


By Ayo Balogun

Thirty-three years after it was established, Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has turned the Lagos State University, (LASU), into a residential campus and approved 70 years retirement age for Professors of the institution.

The Governor, on Tuesday signed into law the LASU (Amendment) Bill 2015, which converted the school to residential campus and approved 70 years retirement age its Professors.

The law also approved five-year single term for the Vice Chancellor of the school. He stated that the amendment law was aimed at raising the standard of the school to an enviable position and a school that people would be proud of.

He said it was the desire of the State government to build a LASU that would produce better students, saying that in the next few days, changes would begin to happen in the school.

Also, the Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Wasiu Eshinlokun-Sanni added that the law was amended to address the crises that came up during the tenure of Prof. John Obafunwa as Vice Chancellor of the school.

Eshilokun-Sanni explained that major reform of the law included 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.

He revealed that government was converting LASU to residential, 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 residential would help in mitigating incessant clashes between students of the school and Iba residents, who are the host.

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