The Lagos State House of Assembly Adhoc-Committee on Education has met with representatives of parents of Part one Law Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) and management of the school with a view to ending the de-accreditation of law programme of the school by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The committee, headed by Honourable Gbolahan Yishawu, met with the parents of the students and the management of the institution, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor John Obafunwa, during the week at the Lateef Jakande Hall in the assembly premises over a petition written to the Assembly by the parents.
In the petition entitled: “Petition on The Plight of Part 1 (one) Law Students of The Lagos State University” and dated 17 August, the parents wanted the assembly to speak to the authority of the school to determine whether students admitted into LASU for the 2014/2015 academic session to read law were bonafide students of the university.
They said further in the petition, co-signed by Dr. Lekan Aderibigbe, Mr. Ganiu Alokun and Mrs. Osibodu among others, that there should be a determination of whether the denial of these students to partake in the matriculation of the new students conducted on Wednesday February 11th, 2015 was proper and in order.”
The parents alleged in the petition that the university placed advertisement for admission into its law faculty of law through JAMB brochure for 2014/2015 admissions.
“Based on students scores in JAMB UTME and in furtherance of item 3.1 above, LASU placed further advertisement in some selected daily newspapers for prospective candidates to apply for courses of their choice in the University.
The parents added that prospective students of the school were duly cleared individually and severally to undertake the study of course (s) of their choice including law students for 2014/2015.
“Consequently, students were allowed to make mandatory payment of school fees to the University. It is important to note however, that not all prospective students made the screening exercise, some were disqualified,” they said.
According to the parents, the students successfully participated in all the admission processes highlighted in the petition, adding that they were taken aback when on Wednesday 11 February they were all excluded from the matriculation exercise conducted by the University for the new students.