By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday directed the re-opening of the Lagos State University, LASU, from Monday February 24, in the overriding best interest of the students.
It will be recalled that LASU authorities, early February, ordered immediate closure of the institution following violent protest by irate students over closure of school’s portal denying them of registering for the forthcoming semester examination. Several properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the process.
Fashola, in a statement through his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Hakeem Bello, explained that the decision was sequel to the recommendation and 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, would 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 February 24th, with final year students while the school’s portal would re-open for two days on 24th and 25th February, 2014 for the final year students.
The final year students’ examination will start on the March 3rd, while fresh students will commence registration on March 10th, 2014.
Other categories of students will resume on April 1, while the school’s portal will open for the students on the 1stand 2nd of April. The statement advised the students to be calm and be of good conduct.