PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE VICE-CHANCELLOR LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY ON MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2017
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen of the media, on behalf of the Lagos State University, I am very pleased to welcome you to this press conference. The goal is to clarify the issues that have been raised in respect of the decisions of the Governing Council of the University at its 115th meeting held on Thursday 7th September, 2017, and pursuant to which seventeen (17) members of staff (Academic and Non-Academic) were dismissed, while some others were sanctioned. It will also afford the University the opportunity to respond to questions which might not have been raised earlier, and in respect of which respected media practitioners here will love to know the University’s position.
“BE OPTIMISTIC, GIVE LIFE YOUR BEST SHOT” - LASU VC URGES RSW PARTICIPANTS
It was the Day 5 of the on-going Ready Set Work 2.0 and the guest speaker at the Pep Talk was the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun who spoke on “Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full”? At the end of the talk at the University Auditorium, Main Campus Ojo, on Saturday, 5th July, 2017, Professor Fagbohun urged the participants to be optimistic and give their best shot to life.
Opening Remarks of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju A. Fagbohun, at the 2015/2016 Convocation Lecture Entitled “Beyond Education: Bridging the Gap for Graduate Employability” Delivered by Mr. Hakeem Oguniran, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, UACN Property Development Company Plc on Tuesday 21st March, 2017.
“I MUST CONTINOUSLY ACT RIGHT IN THE INTEREST OF LASU”
---Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun
Reflecting on the lessons he learnt as curtain drew on the 20th Convocation Ceremonies Command Performance Dance Drama “ENI AYAN” [The Chosen], at the University Auditorium, Main Campus, Ojo, Lagos, the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Professor, ‘Lanre Fagbohun, in his remarks at the end of the breathtaking performance of the cast from the Department of Theatre Arts & Music, Lagos State University, remarked that …“ I must continuously act right in the best interest of our great institution, Lagos State University”.
The Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, talks about his plans for the university with TOBI AWORINDE
-Says University Management has zero tolerance for Social vices
The new Ag. Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. Oluwafemi Obayori, has met with the Executives of the Lagos State University Students’ Union [LASUSU], as well as, Executives of Faculties, College and Schools’ Associations, at an interactive session on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Marketing Management Hall, MBA Complex, Main Campus, Ojo, Lagos.
“Due process is very key to the operations of our dear University. Once you violates that process, others will follow suit and you won’t be able to correct it”.
That was the statement of the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University, Prof. ‘Lanre Fagbohun, as he met with the leadership of the Lagos State University Students’ Union [LASUSU] at a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the University Senate Chamber.
The Vice Chancellor assured the President, LASUSU, Tayo Sekoni and his executives that the University Management would give the Union the platform to engage the Management in robust discussion, saying his administration is all inclusive. He added that the Management would always carry the Union along. He advised the executives to always recognise line of authority in discharging their responsibilities and always involve the Students’ Affairs Division as well.
Finally, Professor Fagbohun noted that no resolution has ever taken place on the street, but usually through the dialogue at the roundtable. He urged the Union to embrace dialogue in resolving issues. Other Principal Officers present, toed the line of the Vice Chancellor by counselling the LASUSU Executives to always engage in constructive dialogue, rather, than taking to the streets in protest to press home their demands.
The President, LASUSU, Tayo Sekoni on behalf of other executives responding to the Management Team remarks applauded the Vice Chancellor and his team for the breakfast meeting. He promised the Union would key into the vision of the Management. “We are ready to support and be part of the Vice Chancellor’s vision. LASU has been doing well in external competitions and we can use this to rebrand the image of our institution. I strongly believe more of these meetings will be beneficial. Thank you for this opportunity”, he added.