4th April, 2019.
COMMENCEMENT OF LECTURES FOR NEW STUDENTS FOR 2018/2019 ACADEMIC SESSION
All newly admitted students for the 2018/2019 Academic Session are hereby informed that lectures had since commenced at various Faculties/Schools/College of the University for the First Semester of the Session.
The commencement of lectures for the 2018/2019 Academic Session had earlier been publicised in the University Bulletin and also announced at the just concluded Central Screening sessions for the Freshmen.
The Vice Chancellor, Provost and Deans of Faculties/Schools/College at a meeting held on Thursday, 28th March, 2019, while considering the update on the commencement of lectures for newly admitted students for the 2018/2019 Academic Session [First Semester], had noted that despite the awareness on the commencement of lectures, some of the newly admitted students have not started attending classes.
For emphasis, all newly admitted students for 2018/2019 Academic Session are hereby informed that lectures have since commenced at various Faculties/Schools/College of the University.
EXPERTS ADVOCATE OPEN SOCIETY AT DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP
Experts have advocated for an open society to engender growth and development in the Country. The charge was made on Friday, 29th March, 2019, during the International Conference and Workshop on Karl Popper’s Philosophy organized by the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University.
The International Conference and Workshop, with the theme: “The Open Society and its Imperatives to Nigeria for Effective Peace and Security Governance” held at the University Auditorium, main Campus, Ojo.
In his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, urged political leaders in the Country to practice an open social system, noting that a nation where openness, transparency and inclusive governance are the order of the day would enjoy peace and progress. In his words, “the Secret of the transformation experienced in our Institution of recent is because LASU is an example of an Open Society, where everybody is carried along”.
In his keynote address, Prof. Thaddeus Metz of the University of Johannesburg, South African, argued that an Open Society was better than a closed one because it prized an individual and permitted social arrangements to be critically evaluated. He further stated that African ethics and idea of a communal state were prima facie attractive.
In his welcome address, the Head, Department of Philosopy, and Chairman, Local Organizing Committee, Dr. Oseni Afisi said the event was anchored on the Philosophy of Karl Popper and was aimed at addressing, political problems in Africa using Popper’s ideology. He stated that solutions proffered at the Conference would go a long way in helping to address some of the issues witnessed during the last general elections in Nigeria.
Goodwill messages were delivered by Prof. Adams Spit of Karl Popper Foundation, Prof. Jim Unah, President, Philosophers Association of Nigeria and Mr. Hughes Ngatha, representative of the Regional Director of UNESCO.
The event ended on Sunday, 31st March, 2019.
FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AS DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE ARTS AND MUSIC HOLDS PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
It was a festival of music of sort as students of the Department of Theatre Arts and Music treated guests-comprising staff and students to wonderful music renditions on Monday, 1st April, 2019, at a Performance Workshop held at the University Auditorium, Main Campus, Ojo.
The performance Workshop was an examination for the students involved.
In his opening speech, the Head, Department of Theatre Arts and Music, Prof. Sola Fosudo, stated that the Workshop served a twin-purpose;entertainment and examination. He charged the students to internalize all they had learnt from their lecturers in the course of rehearsals as they would go a long way in helping them become thoroughbred professionals when they eventually graduate from the University.
For the performance proper, the students performed songs covering Western Chorus, R&B, African Chorus, Reggae, Jazz and Blues, Hip Hop and highlife, Juju, Traditional, Fuji and Apala.
The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. Yomi Bello, Head, Music Unit.
CESSED HOST AN INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON CLIMATE CHANGE
The Centre for Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development [CESSED] and Cornell Climate Change Fellowship in conjunction with Nigeria Environmental Society will be hosting an International Seminar titled: “Contemporary Climate Change in Nigeria, the Role of Social Media for Action”.
Venue: 3-in-1 Hall, Lagos State University
Date: Wednesday, 3rd April, 2019
Convener: Dr. Michael Ahove [Senior Research Fellow, CESSED]
Host: Prof. Babajide Elemo [Director, CESSED]
Chief Host: Prof. Lanre Fagbohun, [SAN], Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University.
The Presenters are:
Prof. Emmanuel Oladipo
Climatologist from UNILAG & UNEP Consultant
Prof. Marianne E. Krasny
Director, Civil Ecology Laboratory,
Cornell University, New York, USA
NASU TO ELECT NEW OFFICERS
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions [NASU], Lagos State
University will hold its 2019 General Election as follows:
DATE: Thursday, 4th April, 2019
VENUE: Main Auditorium, Ojo, Lagos
TIME: 11:00a.m prompt
All NASU members are invited to vote on that day.
RE-ELECTION AS DEAN, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
Prof. Elias Wahab, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Lagos State University, has been re-elected as the Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences.
The re-election is for a period of two  years with effect from Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 to Friday, 19th February, 2021.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor ‘Lanre Fagbohun, SAN, has since congratulated him on his re-election.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor ‘Lanre Fagbohun, SAN, has approved the appointments of the following at the University:
TETFUND DESK OFFICER, LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Surajudeen Mudasiru, Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, as the TETFUND Desk Officer, Lagos State University.
The re-appointment is for a period of one  year, from Sunday, 17th February, 2019 to Sunday, 16th February, 2020.
COORDINATOR, EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME IN FISHERIES
Dr. O. Adeboyejo, Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University as the Coordinator, Empowerment in Fisheries, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies.
It is for one  year, with effect from Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 to Thursday, 26th March, 2020.
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… A New Dawn at LASU