The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, NPOM, addressed the newly admitted students of the Lagos State University School of Basic and Advanced Studies (LASUSBAS), assuring them that the provided facilities at the School were designed to support their success during the one-year program.
She expressed confidence in the resources available at the serene campus, emphasizing that the students had access to the best human and material resources for their academic journey.
The Vice Chancellor highlighted the support of the teaching and non-teaching staff, who would not only impart knowledge and morals but also provide guidance and direction as mentors.
Encouraging the students to respect the staff, she emphasized that the resources available left no room for failure, stating, “With everything that we have made available, I am bold to say that you have no excuse for failure. My prayer is that you all will succeed.”
Prof. Olatunji-Bello was speaking at the 2023/2024 Orientation Programme of the School held on Wednesday, 17th January 2024, at the LASUSBAS Campus, in Topo, Badagry.
While addressing the over 800 A’level students, the Vice Chancellor, who was ably represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Adenike Boyo assured them they are in for quality teaching and learning experience that would prepare them for direct entry into the Nigeria’s best State University. She said, “At LASU, we are driven by excellence, and we floated this programme to assist admission seekers like you to become grounded in the A-Level programme, as a prelude to your admission into the undergraduate programme. Without a doubt, you will be receiving world-class education that can help you to stand on your feet wherever you go from here.”
Speaking earlier in the programme, the Director, Prof. Yunus Dauda, averred that the JUPEB Programme (now called LASUSBAS) was established to give opportunity to students seeking admission to 200 level after the successful completion of their one year of extensive programme. He thanked the VC for extending the focus of the programme in 2022 to cover other advanced courses and for the support that her administration has given the programme over the period. He rolled out the VC’s achievements on the campus to include payment of the JUPEB students Examination fees, construction of 150 seat CBT Centre, renovation of Aradagun Hostel and the provision of 150 and 50KVA generators, transportation facility for students, promotion and training of staff and the provision of a new ambulance for the health centre, amongst others.
The orientation programme was spiced with a cultural dance performance by the Akere Ogu Dance Group before the learners were treated to enlightening lectures from relevant centres and departments in the university whose services they would be patronising throughout their stay including the Guidance and Counseling, Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment, Security, Health, Bursary and Sporting Services, amongst others.
The VC was joined at the Orientation Programme by members of the university management and other functionaries of the university. The Chairman of Badagry Local Government and traditional rulers in the kingdom were also fully represented.