The Lagos State Government has approved plans to create new hostel structures in the Lagos State University, Ojo campus. The government has also heeded the calls for retirement age to be 70-years as opposed to the previous retirement age of 65-years.
The state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, signed a bill, the Lagos State University (Amendment) Bill, into law to make these possible on January 5 at the Lagos House, Ikeja.
An added benefit of this law is that there is now a five-year single term for the Vice-Chancellor of the school.
LASU Academic Staff Union of Universities made a plea to the government to approve a 5-year single term for VCs in the school after the union engaged the immediate past VC of the institution, Prof. John Obafunwa, in a running battle.
Ambode explained that the objectives of making these changes is to raise the standards of the university.
The governor said, “It is the desire of the state government to build a LASU that will produce better students. In the next few days, changes will begin to happen in the school.”
He added that the law was a demonstration of his commitment to actualise the dream of the founding fathers of the institution.
He said he remained committed to raising the standard of academic excellence to a level comparable to other citadels of learning in the world