Dean's Welcome Address
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Faculty
of Science, Lagos State University. Over the years, our Faculty has
demonstrated excellence in its activities. We are irrevocably committed to
sustaining this culture and indeed transmitting it from excellence to
distinction. Our goal as a Faculty is to provide robust and innovative
knowledge through highly rated staff members and groundbreaking scientific
research that is geared towards producing high-level manpower that has
undergone intensive quality training and is globally competitive. With the
help of highly dedicated Lecturers in the Faculty, it has been easy to map the modern pedagogical approaches to learning. Our students have access to and make
effective use of open source digital technology to enhance their theoretical
and cutting-edge research-oriented knowledge. I urge you to key into this
unique modern electronic/digital learning
More About the Faculty
Our vision is to produce high-quality graduates who are
proficient in various branches of Science and well equipped to translate
scientific knowledge into Innovations relevant to the growth and sustainable
development of society.
To teach our students the scientific and entrepreneurial
principles required to meet the needs of the global society and equip them with
the research skills necessary to innovate and push boundaries locally and at the international level.
ABOUT THE FACULTY OF SCIENCE
The Faculty of Science was established in 1983 as one of the
first three foundation Faculties at Lagos State University. The other two (2)
faculties are the Faculty of Law & Humanities and the Faculty of Education. The
Faculty of Science was established primarily to provide students with an
intellectual environment favourable to the study of Science. More importantly,
the goal of the faculty is to produce graduates who are proficient in various
branches of Science and well
equipped to translate scientific knowledge into technology
relevant to the growth and sustainable development of society.
The faculty has ten (10) departments namely Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, FIsheries, Mathematics, Microbiology, Physics, Science Laboratory andTechnology, and Zoology and Environmental Biology which are fully
accredited by NUC and various professional bodies. The faculty is one of the
largest faculties at LASU with a student population of about 5000 and a staff
population of about 200.
The faculty offers various 4 and 5–year degree programmes in
are thoroughly exposed to theoretical, practical and applied
aspects of their various disciplines. The Faculty has outstanding core
curricula that enhance the understanding of the core programmes and also
currently collaborates with some Universities within and outside Nigeria, for
example, Indiana University in the USA, Innopolis University in Russia, the Michigan State University in the USA and the University of Chicago in the USA. Also,
the faculty has received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council (SSHRC) in partnership with the University of Waterloo, Canada
and the University of British Columbia among others. Our research is geared
towards solving human problems, and environmental challenges, improving human and
animal health and collaborating with industries to meet the needs of society.
The Dean of the Faculty is the Chairman of all statutory
committees and manages the affairs of the Faculty. The current Dean of the
Faculty is Professor Shehu Latunji AKINTOLA, a professor of Fisheries. The
immediate past Dean of the Faculty is Professor Adenike Omotunde BOYO, a
professor of Physics and currently, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration.
In addition to the statutory committees, the Faculty operates a Committee
system. There is usually a statutory Faculty Board, Faculty Board of Examiners
and Eighteen (18) other Statutory Committees such as the Appointment and
Promotion which are concerned with the consideration of academic matters,
promotion, appointment and sundry staff welfare matters. For ease of
administration, the Committees have clear Terms of Reference and membership
that cuts across the various Departments in the Faculty.