THE hope of thousands of candidates seeking admission for part-time programme at the Lagos State University was dashed on Thursday as the state Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, announced the abolition of part-time programmes in the institution.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Otunba Fatai Olukoga.
According to the statement, the decision to cancel the part-time programme of the school was based on the recommendation and decision of its Governing Council.
It stated that the governor had directed that the current admission exercise for the 2010/2011 academic session should be the last as far as part-time programme in the university was concerned, adding that all stakeholders, operators of the system, students and the public in general should be duly informed of the new directive.
The statement further noted that the decision to abolish the programme was reached after due consideration of the report of a Visitation Panel set up by the governor to look into the academic and administrative activities of the school in the last 10 years.
With this, the statement explained that numerous substandard satellite campuses being run by LASU across the state would be scrapped.
It will be recalled that the National Universities Commission (NUC), last year, withdrew the accreditation of nine programmes being run by the institution, while the crisis in the school also led to the sack of its former Vice- Chancellor, Professor Lateef Hussain and the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ibiyemi Bello, in acting capacity.

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