The Public Affairs Officer, United States Consulate, Mr Russell Brooks, and the Programmes Officer, Mr Clemsy Ayegbusi, on Friday, 5th April, 2019, paid a working visit to the Lagos State University where they were received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN. The visit was to roll out the series of opportunities the Consulate has on offer for interested staff and students of the University who are desirous of enhancing their lives and careers.
The visit began with a closed-door meeting at the Office of the Dean, School of Transport. Thereafter, Mr Brooks and Mr Ayegbusi had the opportunity to interact with selected members of the University Community, which included Deans of Faculties and Students Leaders.
While welcoming the team, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Olanrewaju Fagbohun, SAN, highlighted some of the achievements of the University in the last three and half years, which include the entrenchment of peace in the University and an all-inclusive approach to governance.
He also highlighted the ongoing physical developments in the institution as well as the quality assurance of the institution’s processes.
He further noted that the University looks forward to the support of the Consulate in areas of research and developments.
Mr Russell Brooks in his speech expressed his excitement at the level of development in the University stating that the Consulate was desirous of seeing staff and students of the Lagos State University enjoy some of the scholarships his country has for scholars and researchers in Nigeria.
Mr Ayegbusi, the Programmes Officer, who is also an alumnus of LASU, rolled out the scholarship opportunities on offer, including the Fulbright Foreign Students Programme; the Fulbright African Research Scholar Programme; the Fulbright Specialist Programme; and the Fulbright Scholar in Residence Programme, amongst others.
He invited the Staff and Students of the university to take advantage of these opportunities. He assured that he would be in the University again to properly train them on how to place acceptable applications for the Programmes.
This was followed by questions from staff and students at the meeting.
The interaction ended with exchange of gifts by the leaders of the two institutions.