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We admitted 7,968, out of over 21,000 applicants, says LASU VC

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Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, has disclosed that of the over 21,000 applicants who sought admission into the university during the last exercise, the institution could only admit 7,968.

Fagbohun, who spoke at the 2020/2021 virtual matriculation ceremony of the institution, said the new students should consider themselves lucky to be in the university.

The vice chancellor specifically pointed out that during the 2020 admission screening, the university recorded 21,626 applications but was able to admit only 7,968.

The VC, however, told the new students to adhere to the rules and regulations of the institution, saying, “it is one thing to be in the institution, it is another thing to earn their stay on campus.”

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Fagbohun added that in the last four years and 10 months, the university had undergone changes that had guaranteed conducive learning, in preparation for global challenges and a stable academic calendar.

“Therefore, what is primarily required of you during your stay on campus is good morals and academic excellence. Times Higher Education (THE) ranked LASU as the second best tertiary institution in Nigeria and globally within the global 501-601 bracket, so the onus is on you to raise the bar of achievements,” he stated.

The Dean, Students’ Affairs, Dr. Tajudeen Olumoko, said the main objective of the programme was to acquaint the students with the fundamental principles, norms and culture of the institution.

He said: “As newly admitted students, you are expected to abide by all rules and regulations of this institution and participate in all its activities. You must be fully committed to your studies, and justify your selection out of the thousands who wanted to study in this noble institution but never got a chance. Here, we have zero tolerance for any form of misconduct and we do not hesitate to sanction any students who gets involved in any vice.”

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