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
Established 1983
Type Public
Chancellor Late Molade Okoya-Thomas
Students 61,000
Location Ojo, Lagos, 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, in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. LASU is the only state university in the former British colony.

Lagos State University offers diploma, degree and post graduate programmes while its MBA programme is reputed to be highly revered in Nigeria. The citadel is also known for various staff union agitations especially from the Lecturers' ASUU,non teaching staff's SSANU,NASU amongst others. Various unrest has also been witnessed with the activities of the Lagos State University Students Union informally called LASUSU. The state university, which is known as the best state owned university in Nigeria, also boasts of a robust academic staff which include highly respected political science scholar-Professor Abubakar Momoh, thespian- Dr. Sola Fosudo, actor-Doyin Hassan amongst others.


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 Engineering Faculty is located), Ikeja and Surulere, as well as six external/affiliated campuses. The Vice Chancellor of the university is Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa who has been facing a troubled time as the University's Vice Chancellor[1] [2]

Former Vice Chancellors[edit]

  • Professor Folabi Olumide (Pioneer Vice Chancellor)
  • Professor (Mrs.) Jadesola Akande (Late)
  • Professor Bababunmi
  • Professor Fatiu Ademola Akesode (1997-2001) (Late)
  • Professor Abisogun Leigh
  • Professor Abdul Lateef A. Hussein

Notable alumni[edit]

Amongst the alumni of the Lagos State University are:

Notable faculty[edit]


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