… 3,000 Final Year Students To Benefit From Initiative
The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Education, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab has disclosed that 3,000 final year students of Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo will benefit from the fourth edition of the annual Ready.Set.Work, RSW, initiative of the Lagos State Government.
Wahab disclosed this on Thursday during the 2019 R.S.W sensitisation campaign at the Lagos State University, Main Campus, Ojo, noting that LASU plays an integral role in whatever achievements are attributed to the State Government because of the quality of graduates being produced by the institution on a yearly basis.
According to him, LASU has been exemplary in the peaceful conduct of its students and in holding its convocations back-to-back, thereby producing students that make Lagos proud.
He expressed the State Government’s belief in the institution’s ability to continually produce the best intellectual graduates, provided government consciously invests in preparing the students of LASU for the best, through exposure to good work ethics and the corporate world after graduation.
Wahab reiterated that the government remains committed to the third pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda which is Education and Technology, stressing that more technological innovations will be introduced to the education sector under the present administration in the State.
He urged the students to justify the huge investments of the government in the R.S.W initiative by embracing innovative ideas and entrepreneurial skills, assuring that more students from the institution would benefit from the initiative next year.
Also speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun described the decision of the State government to kick-start the sensitisation campaign for the 2019 R.S.W at the University as very historic.
He attributed the continuation of the initiative under the present administration as a testimony to the successes recorded by the three previous editions of the programme, noting that the present administration has, through the R.S.W, further demonstrated beyond doubt that governance in the State is truly a continuum.
“I can confidently say it here that some companies were chasing me up and down because they want to offer a scholarship to some students of this great institution who had distinguished themselves in one way or the other, this to me is what the institution should be proud of,” the Vice-Chancellor stated.
He, however, disclosed that only 3,000 students would be able to participate in the R.S.W out of the 5,000 students who are presently final year students of LASU, maintaining that adequate support will be given by the university to encourage the students who opt to be a part of the programme.