By Elizabeth Uwandu
The Lagos State University, has disclosed that students of its External System, whose results have been cleared will be graduating next month.
This was made known at the submission of the Special Taskforce to address issues of examinations and results of the LASU External Systems, LASUES.
A report by the Special Task force set up by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olarenwaju Fagbohun on February, 2016, indicated that 2,000 results will be cleared for graduation by August.
This is in addition to the 2,500 results approved by school Senate on Wednesday, 27 April 2016, and the 1,071 cleared on July 21, 2016.
The Chairman of the Taskforce, Prof Cordelia Nwaboku, while presenting the committee’s findings assured affected external students who have special cases of abandoned programme, the opportunity to re-sit.
Nwaboku said: “Re-sit examinations are being considered to be conducted for students who abandoned their programmes on the assumption that they had graduated; but are yet to graduate due to outstanding courses. ”
She stated that of the 5,509,863 scores of the external students, 47,583 students results have been extracted and uploaded on line, adding that the students can now check their profiles and lay any complain on the complaint form also on the website for onward attention.
The Director, LASUES, Dr Steven Ogunpita in his speech noted that part of the process of the Rescue Operation to speedy the graduation of external students included recalling fifteen non academic officers that worked in all the external campuses to Ojo to assist the taskforce.
He added that, in line with the Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures for improvement, the present 500L students, and last set before the total scrapping of the LASUES programmes, will have their first and second semester examinations conducted in the main campus,Ojo.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the task force has appealed to the public, especially employers to be patient with students who have the above issues, reiterating that the issues will be addressed within few weeks.
Prof Nwabuku, further urged the external students to complete their payment and admonished them to be weary of persons who demand for money in the guise of helping to resolve any issue.