VC Receives Eleven New International Students Of The Africa Centre Of Excellence For Innovative And Transformative Stem Education
…Says our internationalization drive is on course
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, NPOM, has received eleven new international students at the university, courtesy of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Innovative and Transformative STEM Education (ACEITSE). She received the students who are at the university for their Masters and Ph.D. programmes in various programmes under ACEITSE on Wednesday, 13th September 2023 at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room, Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building, Main Campus, Ojo.
While presenting the students to the VC, the director of the Centre, Prof. Rasheed Sanni, said that attracting the new students was thanks to the leadership and support of the Vice Chancellor. He said, “These are eleven students from the Gambia and Sierra Leone and we are still expecting more. We were able to achieve this as a result of the scouting mission we embarked upon to some African countries based on your permission.
“Now, we can say that LASU is everywhere in Africa because ACEITSE is spreading its tentacles. This is thanks to your leadership and support ma. There is nothing we bring before you that does not receive immediate attention. We can’t ask for any more than you are doing, ma. With your support, I believe we will achieve more.”
The VC, in her remarks, welcomed the students to LASU, assuring them that they were in the best place possible. “We are the best in West Africa according to the UI GreenMetrics Ranking and the best state university in the country. We have the vision to become the best in West Africa and because of that, we are working to achieve our objective of internationalization. We want to be known worldwide and I believe we are on course. That is why I encouraged the leadership of the Centre to embark on international students hunting.”
She advised the students to safely explore Lagos during their study at the university assuring them that the State is safe for them. She ended by wishing them a successful stay at the university.
Recall that the Centre as well as the School of Transport and Logistics also recently admitted students from Ghana at different times.
The reception was attended by the Registrar, Mr. Emmanuel A. FANU, the University Librarian, Dr. Emmanuel Layi Adebayo, members of the ACEITSE Board, and other senior officials of the Vice Chancellor’s Office.