Lagos State University

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This article is about the state government university. For the federal institution, see University of Lagos.

Coordinates: 6°28′01″N 3°10′59″E / 6.467°N 3.183°E / 6.467; 3.183

Lagos State University
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The Seal of Lagos State University
Motto Per la verità e di servizio (Latin)
Motto in English
For Truth and Service
Type Public
Established 1983
Vice-Chancellor Olanrewaju Fagbohun
Students 61,000
Location Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria

Lagos State University - also known as LASU - was established in 1983 by the enabling Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, for the advancement of learning and establishment of academic excellence. The university caters for a population of over 61,000 students enrolled for full-time and part-time programmes. The university also offers courses at Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. Lagos State University is located in Ojo, a town in Lagos State, Nigeria. LASU is the only state university in the former British colony.

Lagos State University offers diploma, degree and post graduate programmes including a MBA programme.


Lagos State University was conceived as a multi-campus, collegiate and non-residential University. Today, Lagos State University operates a multi-campus system with four fully owned campuses having its main campus at Ojo (along the Badagry Expressway) and other campuses at Epe (where the Faculty of Engineering is located), Ikeja and Surulere, as well as six external/affiliated campuses.

Epe Campus[edit]

Entrance to LASU

The Lagos State University Epe Campus, home to the Faculty of Engineering of Lagos State University, is a fully residential campus. The Epe campus was born out of the insufficiency of the Ojo campus to accommodate the Faculty of Engineering at that time. The military barrack which is now the campus was released by the persuasion of the then military governor Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson.

The campus which is also the proposed site for Faculty of agricultural science and the schools Pre-degree programme is unarguably the biggest property belonging to the school even bigger than the main campus itself. The campus which is located in the Epe area of Lagos is the home for the three department in LASU's Faculty of Engineering namely Mechanical Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering and Chemical and Polymer Engineering.[1]

The campus is being governed by the Dean who is a principal officer of the school although the school generally is administered by the Vice Chancellor. The campus produces a candidate for the post of a Vice president in its student union election.


Areas of education and research offered by the Institution are summarized in the table below:

Faculty Departments/Programmes/Centres/Institutes
Social Sciences
Business Administration
School of Clinical Sciences
School of Basic Medical Sciences

Former Vice Chancellors[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]


  1. ^ "Lasu To Start Aeronautic Engineering Programme". Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

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