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From AOCOED to LASUED: How Lagos govt upgraded college of education to varsity

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The Lagos State Government has upgraded the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Ijanikin, to a university.

The state-owned institution will now be called Lagos State University of Education, becoming the second education-focused institution in the country after the Tai Solarin University of Education in Ogun State.

The chairman, House Committee on Education (Tertiary Institutions), Hon. Ajani Owolabi confirmed the development on Thursday, in a statement which covered the report of the Committee on the establishment of a University of Education (UNEDLAG) in the State.

It read in part, “You would recall that the House at its Plenary Session of Thursday, 1st July 2021, considered the report of the Committee on Education on “the University of Education, Lagos Bill, 2021” after which a second allotted day was given to the Committee to resolve the grey areas observed by the House.

“Consequently, the Committee met and recommends as follows:
“(1) The definition of ‘UNEDLAG’ be deleted and replaced with “LASUED’ to mean ‘Lagos State University of Education’.

“(2) Clause 39 (1) be redrafted to read: ”The University shall operate a Multi-Campus system with the Main Campus in Adenran Ogunsanya, Otto/Ijanikin and its Annex at Micheal Otedola, Noforija, Epe and any other locations as may be determined by the Visitors or Council from time to time.”

The statement added that the Committee expresses its gratitude to the Speaker, Mudasiru Obasa and Members of the House for the opportunity given it to carry out the assignment.

“We also appreciate the Acting Clerk of the House and the Secretariat for the support at ensuring the timely completion of the report,” it said.

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