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Fashola Orders Immediate Re-Opening Of LASU

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

…As Students Destroyed N51 Million Properties

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Friday directed the re-opening of the Lagos State University (LASU) from Monday February 24, in the overriding best interest of the students.

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola

This is after the state government put the value of properties destroyed by the students during the last protest at N51 million.

The governor has therefore approved the sum of N51 million for the repairs of damaged property and facilities in the higher institution based on the assessment done by the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

Fashola said in taking this decision to re-open the school, government has accepted the report of the Lagos State House of Assembly’s Ad-hoc Committee on the LASU crisis.

The Governor also said that repairs of damaged property and facilities in the higher institution would commence in due course. This, according to him, will be done in line with normal government processes.

Giving a breakdown of the resumption schedule as approved by the Governor, the Special Adviser on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga said the School will re-open on the 24th of February with final year student while the school’s portal will be open for two days on 24th and 25th February, 2014 for the final year students.

The final year students’ examination will start on the 3rd of March while freshers will commence registration on the 10th of March, 2014.

Other categories of students will resume on April 1 while the school’s portal will be open for them on the 1st and 2nd of April.


The statement advised the students to be calm and be of good conduct.


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