LASU VC, Olatunji-Bello Celebrates With Foundation Students As Institution Holds 2023 Orientation Programme
Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University, Professor Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello mni on Monday celebrated with the newly admitted students of the Lagos State University School of Basic and Advanced Studies, LASUSBAS formerly known as LASU Foundation programme, the institution’s A’level school.
Professor Olatunji-Bello on arrival at the Campus located in Badagry flagged open the newly constructed two-winged cafeteria which is the first to be completed among the intervention projects started by her administration since she took over as Vice Chancellor over a year ago. She, in company of members of the University Management, also inspected other projects still ongoing in the premises. They were received by the Institution’s Director of Programmes, Professor Yunus Dauda.
In her statement to the students, the Professor of Physiology congratulated the students on their admission into the School and promised that they will benefit from the upgrade and change of name of the institution from JUPEB Foundation to School of Basic and Advanced Studies as it now offers wide range of academic programmes.
“Since we had the last Orientation Programme, a lot of positive changes have taken place on this Campus, the most obvious being the change in the nomenclature of this Programme, from the Lagos State University Foundation Jupeb Programme to the Lagos State University School of Basic and Advanced Studies Programme. The Senate of our University approved a proposition on change of name to reflect and accommodate wide range of Academic Programmes which we have now introduced for benefit of our people,” she said.
She described the programme as the best A’ Level Programme in the country on the strength of the performances of students in recent years: “I also congratulate your parents and sponsors for making the very smart choice to send you here to receive the best A’Level Education offered anywhere in Nigeria. I say this because the performances of our students in previous years supports this assertion that we have one of the best schools here in Nigeria, and this reflects positively on the professionalism, diligence and hardwork of our members of staff led by the resourceful Director of the programme, Professor Yunus Dauda and his team.”
While noting that her administration has invested in the development of the Campus, she listed a few which includes; the construction of a new security house and motorcycles, collaboration with security agencies to enhance security of staff and students, procurement of a new ambulance, two generators, installation of CCTV monitoring cameras, laptops, and other pertinent electronic devices for monitoring, ease and effectiveness, as some of her administration’s interventions in addition to the new cafeteria.
In addition, she assured the students that her administration would continue to increase admission opportunities for candidates who graduate from the programme.
“As long as you meet the cut-off mark, we shall ensure that you are not denied admission into the 200 Level of our prestigious university“, the VC said.
In her closing remarks, the Vice Chancellor warned the students against vices capable of hampering their studies in the school.
Her words “I advice you to embrace hard work, shun vices such as cultism, cybercrimes, popularly known as yahoo yahoo, sexual and gender-based violence, drug and alcohol consumption and examination malpractices. If you are found indulging in any of these, you shall face the penalty. Remember, to be forewarned is to be forearmed.”
The Director of the programme, Professor Dauda, in his speech, revealed that the new school is divided into four major programmes : JUPEB Examination, International Qualifying Examination in UK, USA and Canada, Leadership Training and Students Mentoring and Professional Bodies Assistance, Conference Supports and Community Service, and thanked the Vice Chancellor for her interventions in the school.
The Orientation programme featured lectures from resource persons in the university, cultural dance, amongst others.