Lagos House Of Assembly Summons LASU VC Over Protests

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has summoned the Chairman of Lagos State University, LASU  Governing Council, Mr. Bode Agusto, and Vice Chancellor Professor John Obafunwa to appear before it over the students protest which led to the indefinite closure of the school.

The assembly, at a session yesterday presided over by the Speaker, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, also summoned Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Yinka Oladunjoye;  Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Fatai Olukoga; five representatives of the students’ union and three representatives of the school ruling council.

The assembly took the decision while deliberating on a motion on matters of public importance moved  by the Chairman of the House Committee on Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wahab Alawiye King.

The students had gone on the rampage over the inability of many of them to access the school portal to register for the examination.

A statement by LASU, announcing the closure of the school, read:  “In the wake of the violent protest by some affected students of Lagos State University (LASU) over the closure of the university portal for registration of courses for rain semester 2012/2013 examination, the university management has decided to shut down the university indefinitely. Also, examinations have been put off till further notice.

“With this decision, students are expected to vacate the university premises until further notice.”

The students had begun the protest on Wednesday over the closure of the portal but it turned violent yesterday as they were alleged to have stoned the VC.

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