By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Following the cancellation of its School of Part Time Studies by the state government, with effect from the next academic session, Lagos State University (LASU) will no longer run part time courses in any of its faculties.
This according to the state government the measure aimed at streamlining its (LASU) focus to enable it get through with accreditation of many of its courses .
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, who approved the abrogation of the external system, said the government was prepared to bring the school to a high standard of academic excellence and promised to do his best to make the institution fulfill the educational needs of youths.
A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga, explained that the decision to cancel the external system in the school was based on the recommendation and decision of its Governing Council.
The governor further directed that the current admission exercise for the Year 2010/2011 Academic Session should be the last as far as the external system in the school was concerned, adding that all stakeholders, operators of the system, the students and the public in general should be duly informed of new directives.
The statement further hinted that the decision was arrived at after due consideration of the report of a Visitation Panel set up by the Governor to look into the academic and administrative activities of the school in the last ten years and take a critical look into most of the activities in the school in his efforts at finding lasting solution to the incessant crisis in LASU.