There was palpable excitement at the office of the Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University on Monday as reports reached the Vice Chancellor that the univeristy has received near-total accreditation for programmes it put up for accreditation by relevant bodies in the recently concluded exercise. Of the 51 programmes assessed, 49 were successful in the accreditation exercise.
The Director, Directorate of Academic Planning, Mrs. Olanrewaju Olanrewaju-John, while submitting the report of the NUC on the accreditation, noted that this marked the best ever performance by a Vice Chancellor in their first year in office.
We can also report that the result produced several outstanding achievement as follows:
LASU’s flagship programme, Faculty of Law, received back-to-back full accreditation for all its programmes, the first ever in the univeristy.
The department of Nursing received full accreditation for the first time ever.
All programmes submitted in the College of Medicine received full accreditation for the first time.
Department of Pharmacology received full accreditation for its very first accreditation programme ever.
All postgraduate programmes in the Postgraduate School presented received full accreditation.
All programmes in the Faculty of Management Sciences put up for assessment were accredited.
The African Centre of Excellence for STEM Education received full accreditation, amongst others.
The Vice Chancellor while expressing her joy at the news, thanked the Lagos State Government led by Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the massive support it gave the university before and during the exercise. She also praised members of the university management and other officials of the university for their hardwork and commitment, which made the exercise an unprecedented success. She expressed her belief that the achievement will push the university in future university rankings adding that her administration would ensure that 100 percent of programmes are accredited in the next exercise.