Final year students of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, resumed on February 24, 2014, Monday, amid tight security.
The students were spotted discussing the issues in groups on the campus. The resumption was in compliance with the decision by the management of the Institution, and the Lagos State Government.
Prof. Kabir Akinyemi, the Dean of Students Affairs, confirmed that the university’s portal had been reopened for the final year students alone.
He said the reopening of the portal would enable them to register online ahead of their rain semester examinations.
The don said writing the examinations would also enable the final year students to participate in the June batch of National Youth Service Corps programme.
“We had to consider the final year students because they have overstayed in the school since the ASUU strike had earlier affected them.
“We do not want to prolong their graduation,” Prof. Kabir Akinyemi said.
Prof. Akinyemi further explained that security had been beefed up in the campus to prevent any possible protest.
“We do not want anybody to disrupt the resumption of the final year students as some group had threatened to do so.
“If any group wants to protest they should go to the appropriate authorities and do so, but not by disrupting academic activities in the campus,” he said.
Prof. Akinyemi urged other students to be patient and wait for their dates of resumption.
It would be noted that the newly-admitted students for the 2013/2014 session are to resume on March 10, 2014, while other categories of students are to report on April 1, 2014.